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Vandals damage MOHLALA'S GRAVE

By unknown | Feb 17, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Riot Hlatshwayo

Riot Hlatshwayo

It seems that Jimmy Mohlala, the slain speaker of Mbombela municipality, will not rest in peace: his grave has been vandalised.

Mohlala's wife said she received a message on her cellphone alerting her that her husband's grave had been dug open.

"I was shocked. I was too afraid and asked my brother to visit the grave and investigate. He confirmed that the grave had indeed been tampered with," she said yesterday.

She went to KaNyamazane police station to open a case, but a policewoman asked her to go home while she decided what type of case needed to be opened.

The SMS on her phone read: "Bad news Jimmys grave has been diged wild open (sic)."

Sowetan visited the grave with her brother, Joel Dlazi, on Sunday.

"It is obvious that something sinister happened here as all the flowers that were on the grave are no longer there.

"The soil on top of the grave had been removed and put back," said Dlazi.

Indeed, the soil covering the top of the grave showed signs of having been tampered with, but it appears the grave was not dug open.

Mohlala was shot and killed on January 4 at his house in KaNyamazane, outside Nelspruit.

Three people were taken in for questioning but later released.


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