Alleged serial killer Madondo led Student Christian Fellowship at UDW

2011-04-18 00:00

THE alleged murderer of a Maritzburg College old boy and three other people in the United States was dismissed as SRC president at the former University of Durban-Westville, it has emerged.

According to a report in a Sunday newspaper, Muziwokuthula Madondo — who has been arrested in the U.S. in connection with four murders — was charged with misconduct bribery, fraud and forcing the university into contracts costing millions of rands. He was also accused of conduct detrimental to the maintenance of order and discipline and subsequently dismissed.

Former Maritzburg College pupil Zenzele Mdadane (25) was found dead on February 19 in Butler Township, Ohio. He was allegedly Madondo’s second victim in a killing spree that began in Ohio with the alleged robbery and murder of bank vice-president Jacquelyn Hilder on February 17.

Mdadane was killed two days later. Police believe the two men were friends, but apparently argued over money.

According to Ohio’s Beacon Journal, Madondo was arrested near Houston on March 27 after fleeing to New Mexico, where he was suspected in the robbery and murder of two men whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in a motel room.

According to Ohio police Madondo, who studied theology at a Georgia seminary after arriving in the U.S. in 2008, confessed to the murders in order to clear his conscience.

He also led the Student Christian Fellowship at UDW and former members expressed shock at the reports alleging he is a serial killer.

He was described as “charismatic pastor who exorcised demons from troubled fellow students”.

According to a Sunday newspaper Madondo is from Richmond. The newspaper quoted Madondo’s cousin — Thokozani Mkhize, a family spokesperson — who said that they were shocked at the news of Madondo’s arrest.

Mkhize said that they had been looking for Madondo for years and learnt about his arrest on Friday.

Mkhize said that the family still cannot accept that Madondo committed the crimes he has been charged with in the U.S.

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