-Fikile Mbalula has been identified as a person of interest in the murder of billionaire Wandile Bozwana
- Both the Transport Minister and ex-premier Supra Mahumapelo face allegations of involvement in the 2015 incident
- Mbalula has denied any involvement in the matter, including an alleged promise to hand a suspect over the police
Police reportedly believe that Minister Fikile Mbalula could potentially help solve the mystery of who murdered Wandile Bozwana.
The Citizen reports that allegations over the death of the billionaire have implicated former premier Supra Mahumapelo.
This has now extended to include Mbalula as a person of interest, one of the people to be questioned over the crime along with businessman Peter Mohale.
Mohale had been a former business associate of the slain Bozwana, benefitting from aiding to secure a multi-million rand tender.
Sunday World reports that at the time of the murder Mohale and Bozwana had had an argument and had not been on speaking terms.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the billionaire had died in hospital after both he and partner Mpho Baloyi had been shot in 2015.
Police are reportedly interested in Mbalula, who was allegedly in Pretoria when the incident occurred, is because of phone calls made to Vusi Mathibela. Mathibela is one of five suspects currently standing trial for the murder.
Mbalula had supposedly promised to hand Mathibela over to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. This never took place with the suspect handing himself over after CCTV footage positively identified him.
While Mbalula has confirmed interviews with the police, he has dismissed the allegations as nothing but a smear campaign. The minister denied both promising to hand over the suspect and any involvement in the matter.
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