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Mama Jackey's hubby is probed

By unknown | Feb 20, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Vusi Ndlovu and Namhla Tshisela

Vusi Ndlovu and Namhla Tshisela

Police will investigate whether disgraced Jackey "Angel of Soweto" Maarohanye's husband and lawyer lied about her whereabouts on Sunday.

Dimakatso Ndaba, a director at the Kliptown police station, said the police will investigate claims by Maarohanye's husband and her lawyer that she had indeed gone to Rustenburg on Sunday when the police were looking for her.

She said the investigation would seek to establish whether Maarohanye was arrested on her return from Rustenburg or if she had indeed gone there.

"When her husband, Sydney Maarohanye and her lawyer, Ike Motloung, came to the police station earlier on Sunday to bail students who had been arrested during the police raid, her husband said he had left her at home in Naturena," said Ndaba.

"But they later told us she had gone to Rustenburg, though she was arrested in Pretoria on the same day. We will investigate if they were not misleading the police about her whereabouts."

Maarohanye was being sought in connection with the kidnapping and assaulting of Sowetan journalist Vusi Ndlovu at the Ithuteng Development Trust school on Saturday.

She appeared in the Protea magistrates' court yesterday on charges of kidnapping and assault. Ndaba said 72 people had so far been arrested in connection with the Saturday incident.

Commonly known as Mama Jackey, Maarohanye has fallen from grace to earn herself the dubious title of "the beast of Soweto".

Ndaba said Maarohanye was arrested after she was stopped by one of President Thabo Mbeki's bodyguards.

She had apparently tried to speak to Mbeki at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

On recognising who she was, and knowing she was a wanted person, the bodyguard called the Sunnyside police who arrested her.

The presidency confirmed the report and in a statement said the bodyguard acted within his duties as he was a member of the South African Police Services' VIP Protection Unit.


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