Xolani is already a free man

By Everson Luhanga

Xolani Khumalo is out of police custody after handing himself over to the police on Thursday morning.

The former presenter of Moja Love’s drug-busting show Sizokuthola was released almost two hours after he arrived at the Hillbrow police station.

This morning he and his two lawyers were locked in discussions in the station’s detectives section.

Two hours later, Xolani emerged to address a handful of his supporters who had gathered and anxiously waited for the verdict. 

The supporters had initially threatened to sleep at the police station should Xolani be locked up.

He came out to cheers and ululations while other supporters started posing for photos with him.

His lawyer Advocate Prince Mafu said Xolani had faced four charges that included business robbery, malicious damage to property, assault GBV, and common assault.

“The National Prosecuting Authority has told us that they will not be putting all the cases on the court roll. We don’t have any cases at the moment.

“If there will be something else, we will know that in the future. But for now, we have been cleared of all the four charges,” said Mafu.

He then thanked the audience for their time and continued support.

Although the four charges were scrapped, Xolani is still facing a charge of murder and will be appearing at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.

Supporters came from as far as Orange Farm, Alexandra, Katlehong, and other parts of Gauteng in support of the controversial drug buster.

Speaking to Scrolla.Africa soon after his release, Xolani said he knew about the cases three days ago when he was told to hand himself in at the Hillbrow police station. 

“There was a lot that was going on, but, yes I had to come to the police station as instructed by the authorities,” he said.

He said police at other stations should learn from the Hillbrow police station.

“What they (police) must know is that we are not working against them, but rather working with them in fighting crime. 

“We will continue working and fighting the scourge of crime in the community,” he said.

He said next Monday, he and his crew will be back in Hillbrow raiding buildings suspected to be harbouring drug lords.

Pictured above: Xolani Khumalo.

Image source: Everson Luhanga


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