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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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