By Everson Luhanga
Controversial reality television star Xolani Khumalo has been arrested again — this time he has been detained at the Hillbrow Police Station.
Khumalo handed himself to the police on Thursday morning after more charges were added to the existing charge of murder. He arrived at the Hillbrow Police Station accompanied by his lawyer.
On 21 November, he was in the Palmridge Magistrate’s Court appearing on a murder charge.
A murder case was opened at Katlehong Police Station after a man died while Khumalo and his crew were filming a show in Katlehong in July.
Khumalo is accused of torturing the suspected drug dealer to death while they were filming the reality show which exposed drug dealers and corruption in government.
Karabo Molefe, one of Khumalo’s supporters, was outside Hillbrow Police Station on Thursday morning and said Khumalo is facing fresh charges of business robbery, assault GBH, armed robbery, and malicious property damage.
Outside the police station, Khumalo was greeted by a small group of supporters. As he entered the charge office, the group, mostly women, chanted and danced and followed him into the police station.
His lawyer addressed the supporters and told them to leave the charge office and wait for them outside to allow the police to continue providing services to the public.
Outside the station, more supporters joined, holding posters with the slogan, “Hands off Xolani Khumalo” and chanting “no to drugs in our communities”.
Earlier this month, Khumalo was announced to have joined hands with the MMC for public safety in the City of Johannesburg, Mgcini Tshwaku, in fighting crime in the city.
One of the women, Fikile Manana, from Orange Farm said Khumalo was doing the best for children in this country by removing drugs from the streets.
“Our children have become zombies because of drugs,” said Manana.
“Drugs have destroyed many young and intelligent people. We need people like Xolani to help fight the scourge of these drugs.”
This is the second time Khumalo has handed himself in to the police after handing himself over to the Katlehong Police Station in September.
Moja Love terminated their relationship with Xolani on 3 November.
Tshwaku launched the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s Tactical Reaction Unit and the Crime Prevention and Combating Unit to assist police in the fight against crime, drugs and human trafficking.
Pictured above: Xolani Khumalo at the Hillbrow Police Station charge office on Thursday when he handed himself over to police.
Image source: Everson Luhanga