Former minister arrested for ’robbery’

Former minister arrested for ’robbery’
Former National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu and his two sons were on Monday arrested after a man who had allegedly been caught gathering firewood in the former minister’s farm filed robbery charges against them. Mzila-Ndlovu and his sons — Tjakalisa and Umile — were supposed to appear at the Plumtree Magistrates Courts yesterday over the robbery allegations raised by the suspected firewood poacher, Mike Makichini. The case, however, failed to take off after Mzila-Ndlovu’s lawyer, Nqobani Sithole, challenged the placement of the former minister on remand, pending conclusive investigations on the matter. “The (suspected firewood) poacher made robbery allegationso against my client and we are challenging that. The allegation must be investigated before any arrests are made,” Sithole told Southern Eye. “It was finally agreed that they proceed with the case by way of summons after we challenged their placement on remand.”

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