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Slain Speaker’s widow says cops have wrong suspects

The widow of murdered Mbombela municipal speaker Jimmy Mohlala is convinced that the five people who have been arrested in connection with her husband’s murder have been framed to protect the real killers. The widow, Bonny Mohlala, told African Eye ...

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Police, ANC urged to “look deeper” into councillor’s murder

For the fourth consecutive year, another politician has been killed in Mpumalanga. While Velaphi Ntshalintshali, 37, is believed to have been the victim of domestic violence and not a political plot, the string of murders is enough to send shivers ...

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Mpumalanga capital city ignores PAIA rules

Mpumalanga’s capital city has failed to keep to the law relating to the release of information to the public. For 48 days, the Mbombela local municipality has failed to positively respond to queries about a R1,5 million golden handshake paid ...

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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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Two cops implicated in speaker’s assassination

Political and community activists swamped the KaBokweni magistrate’s court on Monday to catch a glimpse of the suspects accused of executing the corruption-busting speaker of Mpumalanga’s capital city, Jimmy Mohlala. Two of the accused are policemen, while a third accused ...

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ANC, POLICE slam rumour

The African National Congress (ANC) and police in Mpumalanga issued what is probably the harshest statement in defence of the organisation’s provincial chairperson who is also the Premier of the province, David “DD” Mabuza. Both statements condemn those behind a ...

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Chiwayo reacts to ANC’s decision to recall him

Chiwayo defies ANC decision to recall him Lassy Chiwayo was appointed as the executive mayor of Mbombela local municipality since 2008 after the removal of Justice Nsibande. In March 2010, the ANC Ehlanzeni region took a decision to recall him, just ...

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Jimmy Mohlala continues his fight from the grave

Murdered Speaker of Mbombela Municipality, Jimmy Mohlala, may have been killed and buried, however, he continues to fight in death, just as he did when he was still alive. Last week, Mohlala scored two important victories, the first was against Bobby Motaung ...

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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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