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January murders politically motivated, NPA

The NPA has confirmed that the January Murders were politically motivated and needed special attention. The murders include those of Mpatlanyane, Mbombela local municipality speaker Jimmy Mohlala and ANC chief whip in the Ehlanzeni district municipality Johan Ndlovu. All three ...

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Politician’s killers still out there, says lawyer

The lawyer of four people implicated in the murder of slain Mbombela speaker Jimmy Mohlala has welcomed the withdrawal of the cases against his clients. The cases against former Constable Musa Mkhabela, 31, of KaNyamazane police station, Sakhile Mabika-Mona, 30, ...

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Mbombela Mayor gives Dladla R1,5 million

A controversial former municipal manager in Mpumalanga’s capital city, Mbombela, has been given a R1,5 million golden handshake two years after he was dismissed. African Eye News Service is in possession of a copy of a confidential report adopted by ...

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Fifth arrest in former Speaker’s murder

The man suspected of pulling the trigger in the murder of Jimmy Mohlala, corruption-busting speaker of Mpumalanga’s capital city, has been arrested. “We found him at a hiding place in Matsulu township on Monday at about 5pm. He was arrested ...

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Mohlala’s killers killed Sammy, says MEC Shongwe

Mpumalanga’s MEC for culture, sports and recreation, Vusi Shongwe, says his department’s head of communication and spokesperson was killed by the same “scavengers” who assassinated Mbombela’s speaker last year. Samuel “Sammy” Mpatlanyane (45) was shot to death by unknown gunmen in his ...

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Slain speaker killed days before testifying

Slain speaker of the Mbombela local municipality Jimmy Mohlala was assassinated a week before he was to testify against suspended municipal manager Jacob Dladla. Mohlala (44) was scheduled to testify on January 12 about Dladla’s refusal to implement 361 council ...

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