I’m not the necklacing Nathi Nhleko in Moseneke’s book‚ says Police Minister Nathi Nhleko
Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko on Friday placed on record that he has never killed anyone.
This comes in the wake of the release of retired deputy chief justice and liberation struggle stalwart Dikgang Moseneke’s published memoirs‚ My Own Liberator.
In it‚ Moseneke makes reference to a young activist by the name of Nathi Nhleko who is involved in a politically motivated murder trial in the 1980s.
The activist in the book led the necklacing of a 78-year-old resident and traditional healer in a tiny Eastern Cape township news Queenstown.
In a statement released on Friday‚ Nhleko said he wished to distance himself from the person mentioned and any incidents associated with him.
“Since the current Minister of Police Nkosinathi Nhleko shares a first and last name with the person mentioned in the book‚ a wrong impression has been created in the minds that he is the person in question‚” the ministry said.
Nhleko said: “I would like to place it on record that I have never murdered anyone‚ nor been convicted of a murder‚ nor lived in Queenstown. I am definitely not the person judge Moseneke writes about.”
Moseneke’s autobiography‚ which was published this month‚ covers his life as a child‚ his education‚ family and the 15 years he spent on Robben Island.
– TMG Digital
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