ANC deputy chief whip's husband in court for allegedly faking a hijacking

2018-01-11 10:05
African National Congress deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude. (Liza van Deventer, Gallo Images, Foto24, file)

African National Congress deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude. (Liza van Deventer, Gallo Images, Foto24, file)

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Malalane - The husband of the ANC’s deputy chief whip has appeared in the Nkomazi Magistrate's Court in connection with allegations that he faked a hijacking.

Police are also investigating him for additional charges after the alleged discovery of a hunting rifle in his car.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi confirmed that Vusi Dlakude, 49, who is the husband of the ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude, appeared in court on Tuesday on a charge of perjury.

Hlathi said in a media statement that Dlakude had called his Parliamentarian wife, claiming that he had been hijacked.

Further investigation, however, revealed that Dlakude may have faked the hijacking.

"After the police realised that the information of the man did not tally, they arrested him for perjury," Hlathi added.

Dlakude ended up spending a night in the police's holding cells instead.

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