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Former spy boss Thulani Dlomo hands himself over to police: SABC report

Public broadcaster captures Dlomo and lawyer entering Durban police station

Amanda Khoza Presidency reporter
Thulani Dlomo
Thulani Dlomo
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Former president Jacob Zuma’s staunch ally and former spy boss Thulani Dlomo handed himself over at the Durban Central police station on Friday, according to a SABC report.

SABC TV captured Dlomo and his lawyer Philani Shangase entering the station on Friday evening.

It is said he took the decision to hand himself over after allegations that he was one of 12 instigators linked to the violence and looting around the country.

He reportedly went to the police to find out why he was fingered in the incidents of violence.

It is not yet clear whether there is a warrant issued for his arrest.

The police were not immediately available to comment on the matter.

Earlier on Friday, TimesLIVE reported that Dlomo challenged deputy state security minister Zizi Kodwa to prove he is one of 12 alleged instigators behind the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Dlomo emerged on Friday after media reports suggested that he was one of the individuals sought by law enforcement agencies in connection with the riots and looting.

Dlomo, who has been out of the public eye for several years, issued a statement denying any involvement in the widespread chaos.  

Dlomo is also demanding an apology from News24 and Daily Maverick for allegedly publishing “information without any evidence and which is a blatant lie thus putting my family and myself at risk”.

Responding on Friday, Kodwa told TimesLIVE: “I never said he is an instigator, I only said the claims that former SSA members were behind this, we do not take them lightly. I never at any point gave names. I am not sure why he thinks he can make such a statement, which I did not make.”

On Thursday acting minister in the presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said one person was in police custody and law enforcement was tracing 11 others who may have been behind the destabilisation of the state. 

This is a developing story.


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