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Govt to help SA man held for US murders

2011-04-14 15:55

Johannesburg - The South African government is providing consular assistance to a suspected serial killer who was arrested in the United States, the department of international relations said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Clayson Monyela said: "We have heard about the case in the state of New Mexico.

"Normally when a South African is in distress in another country, the embassy will render consular assistance."

Eyewitness News earlier reported that Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33, was suspected of being a serial killer and was to stand trial in New Mexico.

He had been arrested for allegedly killing two men in a motel room and was being held in a Texas prison awaiting extradition to New Mexico.

It reported that Madonda had allegedly confessed to killing another two people at an earlier date.

After his arrest, he allegedly confessed to hatching a plan to rob the vice-president of Akron Bank in Ohio, Jacquelyn Hilder, who he shot twice.

Two days after Hilder was killed, Madonda allegedly shot a South African from Durban, who had been living in New York.

Madonda is reportedly in the US on a student visa.

Comments
  • Joy - 2011-04-14 16:01

    Leave him in the states without assistance, and may they give him the Death Penalty !

      Just Greg - 2011-04-14 19:58

      Madonda had worked with Hilder's boyfriend, Victor Browne, on satellite TV contracts and learned through Browne that Jacquelyn was a bank executive. Akron police Lt. David Whiddon said Madonda thought he could get easy money. But, Lt. Whiddon said Madonda shot Hilder in the chest and abdomen and took off without any of Hilder's valuables. "She had offered to give him credit cards and debit cards, but he wanted cash and to our knowledge he didn't take anything from the house," Lt. Whiddon said. Lt. Whiddon said Madonda is very knowledgable about the Bible and proclaims to be a christian. "That's one of the reasons he said he came forward was to get straight with God," Lt. Whiddon said. But, Hilder's murder may have gone unsolved if Madonda had stopped killing, Lt. Whiddon said. Two days after Hilder was killed, Madonda allegedly shot 25-year-old Zenzele Mdadane near Dayton. On March 24, Madonda shot two men inside a motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, investigators said. He was arrested three days later in Texas, where the self-proclaimed man of God came clean to all four murders, Lt. Whiddon said. "I don't know how you can be a man of God because that certainly isn't God's work," Thomas said. The suspect is expected to be extradited to New Mexico to face charges first. Lt. Whiddon said Madonda will eventually be brought back to Ohio to face aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary charges. Whiddon said the Summit County prosecutor will decide whether to seek the death penatly. Read more: http://www.allmetronews.com/local/65174-immigrant-muziwokuthula-madonda-charged-with-murder-of-akron-bank-executive-jacquelyn-hilder.html#ixzz1JWOgo44l

      Winston - 2011-04-15 09:28

      Agree, if a dog goes and shits in someone's backyard then he must expect that owners consequence. Thats because madonda is a dog!

  • Trevor Obery - 2011-04-14 16:08

    And yet they doing NOTHING for the Photographer in Libya..

      K@K Praat? - 2011-04-14 16:22

      The ANC Don't support the media.I'ts their opposition remember?

  • kaMazibuko - 2011-04-14 16:09

    Racist pigs....its SA law, thats it. That white woman being held in brazil for drug trafficking, SA did the same thing. Luckily for you(white people) the current ANC led government has not diverted from the constitution that says all SA citizens are the same...even though in your suburbs u still get the best service than come here on news24 and complain about blacks being a nuisance because they toyi-toying for the same level of service

      Dessy - 2011-04-14 16:22

      kaMazibuko the pot cant call the kettle black can it. Be careful 3 fingers point back at you. You are the biggest racis pig on here. Quickly to beat the racist drum but go look at yourself in the mirror, we all know you are one and you know it to

      KnysnaSha - 2011-04-14 16:26

      What has that got to do with the article kaMazibuko?

      KnysnaSha - 2011-04-14 16:26

      What has that got to do with the article kaMazibuko?

      Bobs - 2011-04-14 18:05

      And do you think that a majority white community votes for ANC? So let me get this right...you toyi-toyi because the DA local government provides better service than your precious ANC, and somehow this is our fault? You realise that you could just as easily enjoy DA service delivery if you were prepared to hold the ANC accountable. But you won't will you kaMazibuko? It's much easier to shut your eyes and toyi-toyi. your fathers weep for you! They bought your freedom with blood, but you piss it into the wind!

      Bobs - 2011-04-14 18:05

      And do you think that a majority white community votes for ANC? So let me get this right...you toyi-toyi because the DA local government provides better service than your precious ANC, and somehow this is our fault? You realise that you could just as easily enjoy DA service delivery if you were prepared to hold the ANC accountable. But you won't will you kaMazibuko? It's much easier to shut your eyes and toyi-toyi. your fathers weep for you! They bought your freedom with blood, but you piss it into the wind!

      Winston - 2011-04-15 09:23

      KaMazibuko....typical black response when you have no argument!

      Geoff Leach - 2011-04-17 00:22

      @ ka yes that maybe true.......but don't you think you should get off your fat backsides and create some wealth of your own...... a good start would be to invent something...........Edison light bulb for example. A huge architectural design..... just plain hard work that you don't seem to see which created suburbs.

  • DeonL - 2011-04-14 16:12

    We should rather help the family of the other SA man shot dead by him, we are a "deurmekaar" country.

      Marchelle Britz - 2011-04-14 17:46

      DeonL I know that family and they are wonderfull hardworking people, with only love to share, this is their second child they have lost and my heart bleeds for them, To Zee, Zanele Zama and Swazi you are in our thoughts and prayers.

      Just Greg - 2011-04-14 20:41

      What about the other 3 people don't they and their families count ?

  • MactheKnife - 2011-04-14 16:22

    What providing assistance to a killer, a serial one at that. Leave him there and the US law will show the ANC how it is done.

      Ross - 2011-04-14 17:19

      At least he can vote if he gets back in time.

  • Paradigm - 2011-04-14 16:25

    Typical, you just cant send these buggers anywhere then they tarnsih the countries name, that is all they want to do, is rape, steal and murder, nerve gas for them all please, cant we call upon Dr Wouter Basson to do something with the water they wash and Sh&t in???

  • Paradigm - 2011-04-14 16:27

    Typical, where you send these buggers they tarnish the countries reputation, they just want to kill, rape and steal... Cant we call upon Dr Wouter Basson to fix their water??

  • WhiteEagle - 2011-04-14 16:35

    Then what about the press photografer held in Lybia, not dark enough, hypocrits rather help a criminal, maybe he should be offerd a ministerial position as he obviously qualifies.

  • cgtours - 2011-04-14 16:38

    THIS story is just one of he last straws with this ANC GOvernment! ZUMA goes to Libya- he does not even talk about a South African Journalist there being held- hundreds of South Africans in jail all over the World-- NO Embassy assistance- NOW theyh ProtECT A MURDERER!! Dig deeper, he must be related or connected to somebiodt high in Patrliament/Police or somewhere! Come on Sowetan/Mail and Guardian dig it out!.If he is INNOCENT all of South African will come out in support- BUT if QUILTY HE MUST FACE IT -BECAUSE HE HAS EMBARRASSED/NLACKENED OUR REPUTATION AND IS A CRIMINAL SOUTH AFRICAN OR NOT AND ROBBED OTHER FAMILY OF THEIR LOVED ONES!

  • Jynxd - 2011-04-14 16:40

    Well that's considerate... Makes us look fantastic...

  • Mike Hoxbig - 2011-04-14 16:45

    Great, big surprise that we assist suspected criminals but did not do anything to help innocent civilians during the Egyptian protests.

  • Marieta - 2011-04-14 16:50

    Yeah and ???? Nothing new, cant believe everybody is so surprised...

  • cmalatji - 2011-04-14 16:57

    Our tax money, again been usd 4 the wrong purpose, why save a criminal? Leave him to rot there? Anyway who said he was in distress? He is the 1 causin a distress? Leave hm 2 rot the.

  • debrakayestylist - 2011-04-14 17:01

    racism in ANY form is not constructive! Get constructive!!!!!

  • Ross - 2011-04-14 17:17

    The suspected rapist is Black and the photo in the newspaper is White hand in cuffs. So typical.

  • crime_buster - 2011-04-14 17:29

    crime free sa! lets leave working people in prison in libya and get serial killers back from the us so they can continue to boost the non existing crime in sa. well done!

  • crime_buster - 2011-04-14 17:30

    crime free sa! lets leave working people in prison in libya and get serial killers back from the us so they can continue to boost the non existing crime in sa. well done!

  • Malcolm - 2011-04-14 17:32

    The government has chosen to help a murderer while leaving another citizen to languish who knows where in Libya' The only reasoning is that the murderer is black and the photographer is white...

      TheDragon - 2011-04-15 18:19

      yeah, but the criminal is a student in THEOLOGY???? and who knows, maybe will negotiate with God to go easy on the SA Government (feeling guilty of something?).... while the journalist is part of the group which is bothering ANC because they do not leave ANC alone & they try reporting on irregularities + indeed, the ANC is helping a COMRADE (did you ever wonder how many SA kids afford to go study overseas - especially USA?)in distress (what's so big deal? in SA kilings are taking place daily and we still don't have serial murderers!) ... while the journalist, isn't a comrade!

  • chillydog - 2011-04-14 17:41

    Come on guys, be fair, they are only giving the poor guy assistance because his CV is perfect for an ANC position.

  • chillydog - 2011-04-14 17:41

    Come on guys, be fair, they are only giving the poor guy assistance because his CV is perfect for an ANC position.

  • Bob - 2011-04-14 17:42

    He had too much competition in SA, so he went to the USA to continue the African legacy. Smart bloke.

      TheDragon - 2011-04-15 18:21

      of course, we have to teach USA the real meaning of SA freedom

  • Oukaapje - 2011-04-14 17:59

    The most precious criminal life to the ANC is the life of a murderer. From a cowardly bomb planter to a serial killer. Looks like the race of the victims add value.

  • Perfume - 2011-04-14 19:58

    USA = DEATH PENALTY for him!!!!!!

  • Tamara - 2011-04-14 20:43

    Our government LOVES criminals, don't they? As long as they're the right colour that is... I guess it really IS an issue of black or white, with no grey areas! :-P

  • Tamara - 2011-04-14 20:43

    Our government LOVES criminals, don't they? As long as they're the right colour that is... I guess it really IS an issue of black or white, with no grey areas! :-P

  • Tamara - 2011-04-14 20:43

    Our government LOVES criminals, don't they? As long as they're the right colour that is... I guess it really IS an issue of black or white, with no grey areas! :-P

  • elainejoy.sampson - 2011-04-14 22:08

    Distress a self confessed murderer and tax payers are paying for his distress. Wonder how distressed the murdered love ones are. Is our photographer not distressed or is distress particular to a specific culture. Maybe he would be less distressed in alcatraz

  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-14 23:34

    Eish, very tragic. SA is now exporting it's criminal superiority

  • CTS - 2011-04-15 06:50

    All I can say is - Give him the death penalty!

  • Sisie - 2011-04-15 09:09

    Am i missing something here. They will help a confessed murderer, but they wait for the public to get worked up over a journalist missing in Libya. One very screwed up nation. Let the f***er fry.

  • Palian - 2011-04-15 09:23

    OMG LOL!!! PRICELESS look at http://www.china-defense-mashup.com/china-buying-up-the-board-in-zimbabwe.html Chinyemba Shushu Says: April 12th, 2011 at 6:35 pm This article is filled with many errors about Zimbabwe. There is no more hyper inflation in Zimbabwe. There hasn't been for at least two years! The downturn of Zimbabwe's economy coincides with the introduction of financial sanctions placed on the nation. The country is barred from access to credit lines and key government entities & state owned companies are also placed under financial sanctions. Chinese businesses are totally exempt from affirmative action. The government is mainly targeting companies from western nations that support and maintain the illegal economic embargo on Zimbabwe (US,UK,Australia,Canada,New Zealand and some EU countries). To say that "Mugabe is decidedly nervous about the future" is pure nonsense. The author of this article needs to know that Robert Mugabe has significant support in Zimbabwe. His popular policies regarding Zimbabwe's historic Land Reform and economic empowerment are widely supported by the vast majority -if not all- of black Zimbabweans. His supporters want an election as soon as NOW! It's the western backed MDC party that doesn't want any elections this year. This party is broke,Wikileaks revelations haven't helped,corruption is rife in the party plus the leader is now seen as a western puppet by his own supporters. jacques Says: April 15th, 2011 at 12:08 am In response Chinyemba Shushu: I live in Cape Town, South Africa, We are Zimbabwe's neighboring country to the south. I suppose you know this, Chinyemba, at least because you must surely be missing your country's able bodied people aged between 18 and 50. If your country is so 'stable' and uncle Bob-boon so popular, explain then please to the intelligent readers on this open forum why South Africa hosts 5 million Zimbabwean financial/political refugees? So my guess (just a guess mind you) is that no, not all Zimbabweans support your beloved uncle Bob-boon. Most certainly NOT his 'historic Land Reform and economic empowerment' policies, surely? Least of all your current economy which is a sad sad joke. One may as well use your Zim Dollar currency to wipe your backside because ZIM$ 100 000 000 gets you a wheelbarrow full of lovely printed paper notes BUT BUYS ONLY 6 F*****G TOILET PAPER ROLLS!! But hey, your mind is made up so i won't confuse you any further with the facts. Perhaps the MDC opposition party is broke, BUT YOUR ENTIRE COUNTRY IS BANKRUPT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! You Buffoon!! Anyway, back to the Chink/Weakest Link connection. Your people are gearing up to attack South Africa with Chinese military weapons, manpower and logistical support. There is huge racial tension being fanned by a groups of hardline communist 'leaders' in SA as I write here. They are hoping to instigate a race war in South Africa as a pretext for the brave Zimbabwean army to 'liberate' the 'oppressed' black man in South Africa, regardless of the fact that the black man was liberated here in 1994 when the majority African Circus Party (a.k.a ANC) was handed power. Logon to www.news24.com for advice regarding the current enticements. However, some clever people here knows of the attack plan in its entire modus operandi and made our own plans in '91 already in preemption of current events. Our then government voluntarily declared and dismantled our 6 nuclear bombs (a 7th was in production) in 1991, just before we handed over power to the current 'ruling' ANC (African National Circus) party due to international pressure via embargoes and sanctions against SA. But what we DIDN'T do was declare and dismantle 160 (+/-) smaller, tactical nuclear devices and saved it for a rainy day. And no, the ANC is NOT in control of our 'little stockpile'. So beat your drums, your chests or whatever Boons do best (not much besides hacking unarmed civilian villagers with machetes - Rwanda, Darfur, Kenya, Uganda,Rhodesia, South Africa, Congo, Liberia etc etc et al ad nauseum) but please also bash yourself awake because unless you have sunblock factor 20 000 000 and love mushrooms, you and the Chinese are going to have a seriously bad time. Have a nice day now and take care.

  • Winston - 2011-04-15 09:24

    All I can say is WTF???? Let the bastard fry!!

  • TheDragon - 2011-04-15 18:29

    The article title should have been: Govt to help SELF-CONFESSED MURDERER SA man held for US murders! madonda confessed already - doesn't apply "innocent until proven guilty" right? madonda only choose the wrong country & state where to commit the murders - wasn't he supposed to "do his homework" and find out how are the proven criminals dealt with? I'm still wondering who is paying his student fees in $.

  • Wharen - 2011-04-16 13:11

    Let the thing go to the gas chamber. DEATH PENALTY FOR MADONDA!!

  • Alyson - 2011-04-16 14:48

    The SA government is totally protecting a future ANC highflying official here, I mean look at his credentials: Black, murderer, bible punching, He is a perfect canditate for President. "VIVA the ANC" Not ........

  • Spats Domingo - 2013-03-05 07:52

    Taxpayers' money used by the ANC government to rush and assist a fellow scumbag of a comrade who has confessed to the murder of 4 people. I wonder if the culprit happened to be white if the ANC government would have been so keen to assist him.

  • Schalk van der Merwe - 2014-04-17 06:37

    Its ironical that the government will render support for this man who is suspected of being a serial killer but they won't assist Pierre Korkie who was kidnapped in yemen.....you see Madonda is black and Korkie is white...I rest my case.

  • Valerie Widmann - 2014-04-17 15:10

    They need to get him back to SA before 5th May....he is Barry Roux's next "Expert Witness" :-)

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