Zombies threaten me, 'Mgqumeni' tells court
He had a wound on his head, which he claimed was a result of stabbing by an inmate at Dundee prison who saw him changing into a snake
THE man charged with fraud and perjury after impersonating dead KwaZulu-Natal maskandi artist Khulekani Kwakhe "Mgqumeni" Khumalo yesterday shocked the packed Nquthu Magistrate's Court when he said he was threatened by tokoloshes (zombies).
"I see tokoloshes who tell me not to come clean. They threaten that my eyes will burst if I change my statement," Sibusiso John Gcabashe said.
When Magistrate Mpumeleli Nkosi asked him what language the tokolosheswere talking, he said he could not explain, but insisted that he "knew and understood them".
"There are seven of them," he said.
When Nkosi asked when was the first time he saw a tokoloshe, Gcabashe said it was in 2009.
But the court put it to him that he was sent to a mental hospital for psychiatric observation and he never told the psychiatrists that tokoloshes spoke to him.
Gcabashe had a wound on his head, which he claimed was a result of stabbing by an inmate at Dundee prison who saw him changing into a snake.
Nkosi then instructed prosecutor Sam Mpungose to verify how Gcabashe got injured.
The matter was adjourned to June 4 for Gcabashe to make a bail application.