Ambassador fires domestic over drugs
THE South African ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, has fired his domestic worker after she was arrested for possession of drugs in The Hague. Ntokozo Mthethwa, originally from Durban, got the job at Koloane’s official residence in 2016. Independent Media learnt that the police in the Netherlands had been watching her closely for some time before her arrest at the Station Den Haag HS (Station Hollands Spoor) four weeks ago. It’s alleged at the time when she was caught, Mthethwa was in possession of 2.5kg of heroin which had been sent to her place of work. However, local police had already placed a tracker on it to determine its final destination. It’s believed that she was arrested while handing over the parcel to two men. Independent Media understands that Mthethwa was released on bail and was subsequently fired by Koloane.
Ndivhuwo Mabaya, spokesperson of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco), confirmed the arrest.
It’s not the first time that scandal has followed the ambassador. In 2013, Koloane was the chief protocol officer at Dirco when the Gupta family landed their private plane full of wedding guests at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, a national key point and not open to private citizens. Many regarded him as the “fall guy” for former president Jacob Zuma, who has close ties with the Gupta family. |