SOUTH AFRICA – MPUMALANGA – MBOMBELA/ NELSPRUIT – OTHER 10 JAN 2022 (19:30)

Mpumalanga Police have distanced themselves from a statement attributed to Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela, who claims that four armed suspects linked to former Mpumalanga Agriculture Member of Executive Council (MEC) Mandla Msibi have been arrested. Msibi and five others were charged with murder and attempted murder in October 2021. The statement has been circulating on social media. Police Spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala stated that the statement was false. Mohlala has confirmed that Manamela issued a statement appreciating the efforts of the Police in their bid to arrest four suspects for possession of three unlicensed firearms and ammunition. However, the Commissioner did not mention Msibi’s name.

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