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Watch: Xolani Khumalo hands himself over to police over drug dealer’s death

The Xolani Khumalo Foundation has verified that its founder and Sizokuthola host, Xolani Khumalo, surrendered to police on Tuesday at the Katlehong North Police Station.

According to the foundation, Khumalo, who is facing a murder accusation, was urged to turn himself in connection with a recent episode of the show in which a suspected drug dealer died after Khumalo and his team visited him.

According to City Press, Robert ‘Kicks’ Varrie was proclaimed dead after being interrogated during the filming of Sizokuthola and then dropped off at the Thelle Mogoerane regional hospital in Vosloorus last week.

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Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo in July confirmed that a murder case was opened at Vosloorus against the presenter and that the matter is still under investigation.

However, the foundation has since shared that the team acted in line with the law during the operation.

“Khumalo and the team operated according to the strictest standard of professionalism when engaged in securing accountability from those that sell drugs and choose to harm the communities where they choose to operate,” said the foundation.

On Friday, the foundation and other organisations which included the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco), handed over a memorandum of demands to Lt-Col Duncan Scott.

Among their demands was that the government should amend the Criminal Procedure Act and allow any private person to make an arrest of a crime suspect without a warrant.

The foundation believes this would ensure patriots arrest a person either dealing or selling drugs.


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