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More skeletons rattle in ilobolo man's cupboard

By unknown | Aug 01, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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The teenage groom-to-be who paid his in-laws R10000 magadi using counterfeit money, allegedly also forged his way through school but was found out.

The North West police investigating Kenneth Mdakana, 19, said he had once faked his school results.

Mdakana, a budding poet who is also a traditional Setswana musician, uses Nkosana MDK as his stage name.

He has recorded a yet-to-be-released album titled Moribo wa Setswana.

"We have found out that when Mdakana failed Grade 9, he went to another school with forged results and promoted himself to Grade 10. He was allegedly caught out," said police spokesman Inspector Wendy Rantshome yesterday.

His fiancee's family said two years ago he left her waiting at the altar on their wedding day. The bride-to-be, Keketso Kabasia, was 16 years old at the time.

Mdakana's Johannesburg-based music producer, Robert Ngibane, said that Mdakana must have been duped by his record company African Sponsorship, who he suspects paid the young artist with fake notes.

The record company is based in Botswana where Mdakana currently lives.

Ngibane said that his repeated attempts to get the record company to pay the R170000 it owed Mdakana had been unsuccessful.

"Mdakana is a talented young musician. There is something amiss in this matter. I usually deposit money in his account to help him out while we wait for the record company to pay.

"I am convinced that the record company must have paid him in fake notes without telling me or Mdakana about it," Ngibane said.

Mdakana will appear in the Zeerust magistrate's court on Monday.


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