The police say a charge of crimen injuria has been opened.
Mpumalanga police have issued a warrant of arrest against Bishop Max Maumela after he told scores of people who attended the David Dube’s campaign in eMabalenhle that Premier Refilwe Mtshweni was deputy president DD Mabuza’s lover.
Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said the “defamatory comments” were uttered at the Khotso Hall on 28 July 2018.
Hlathi said the “derogatory utterances” have the “potential to cause serious harm, impair the dignity and tarnish a person’s image”.
The bishop had also said that Mabuza was a murderer who set aside a string of people in the province for political purposes.
“The alleged damning utterances which bear elements of a crime, were also captured on video which has gone viral on social media circles,” Hlathi said this week.
“Subsequent to that, a crimen injuria case was registered at the Embalenhle police station, said Hlathi.
The event was campaigning for Dube, an ambitious former deputy provincial chairman, to be the chair when a PGC is held.
(edited by MLM)
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