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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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Mpumalanga’s horribly corrupt police deserve orange uniform – Bheki Cele

The past month has not been a good one for the Mpumalanga police’s reputation as upholders of the law.  Since early June, at least six police members – two of them very senior – have appeared in court on charges ranging from ...

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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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ANC, POLICE slam premier raid 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 rumour that ...

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Mpumalanga Hawks boss to probe political murders

Safety and security authorities in Mpumalanga hope that the newly appointment provincial head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Simon Mapyane, can crack the whip on crime in the province, including the unsolved political murder cases. Mabutho Sithole, spokesperson for premier ...

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The three years leading to Jimmy Mohlala’s death

MARCH 2006: Mbombela council official Differ Mogale signs a secret deal with the Matsafeni Trust to transfer a portion of their ancestral land to the municipality for the construction of the 2010 stadium. The land, worth R46 million, is transferred ...

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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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