ANC's mayor of Newcastle reportedly arrested on murder charge

ANC's mayor of Newcastle reportedly arrested on murder charge

The African National Congress is rocked by yet another arrest of one of their mayors. This time it was Newcastle's mayor, Ntuthuko Mahlaba, who was taken into police custody after a charge of murder was laid against him.

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ANC Mayor Ntuthuko Mahlaba has, according to various reports, been arrested on a murder charge.

Mahlaba was allegedly taken into police custody on suspicion of being linked to the murder of former ANC Youth League member, Wandile Ngobeni.

The Daily Sun reported that Mahlaba is also linked to the attempted murder of another member of the ANC, but it was not revealed who.

Police Minister Bheki Cele's spokesperson Reneilwe Serero stated only that a senior official has been arrested and refused to give anything more than that.

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EWN reported that the ruling party is disappointed by the arrest of Mahlaba, who is to appear in court some time in next week.

We want to remind everyone while there’s progress with murder cases in the province, you have a right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This comes barely a week after the arrest of another ANC mayor, also on a murder charge.

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Executive Mayor Mluleki Ndobe was arrested in connection with the murder of Sidiso Magaqa. reported that Ndobe appeared in the Umzimkhulu Magistrate's court to answer for the 2017 murder of the former ANCYL Secretary-General.

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