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POLICE Minister Nathi Nhleko has distanced himself from retired deputy chief justice and liberation struggle stalwart Dikgang Moseneke s book,
’ . In his memoirs, Moseneke narrates a story about a certain young activist, Nkosinathi Nhleko.
Moseneke (then an advocate) represented this young activist in a politically motivated murder trial in the 1980s. The activist had led the necklacing of a 78-year-old resident and traditional healer in a tiny Eastern Cape township near Queenstown.
Since the current police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko shares both a first and last name with the person mentioned in the book, a wrong impression has been created in some reader s minds that he is the
’ person in question.
In the wake of many enquiries that Nhleko is receiving, he said he wishes to categorically distance himself from the person and incidents contained in the book by the former deputy chief justice. Said Nhleko: I would like to
“place it on record that I have never murdered anyone, nor have been convicted of murder or lived in Queenstown. I am definitely not the person Judge Moseneke writes about.
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