‘KAKONA’ SAYS TOP COP HAD AFFAIR WITH HIS WIFE
MBABANE – Manzini businessman Mfanukhona ‘Kakona’ Dlamini has accused the leading investigating officer in his matter of having been involved in a sexual relationship with his estranged wife.
This transpired when Advocate Mduduzi Mabila cross-examined Colonel Willian Mokatse of the South African Police Service (SAPS), who is a State witness in the matter. Mokatse is based at KwaMhlanga Vehicle Identification Section. Dlamini is facing 71 charges, which relate to the contravention of the Theft of Motor Vehicle Act.
The businessman has been charged with Siza Sibeko of Hebeni, who is represented by Noncedo Ndlangamandla.
Both suspects pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Senior Superintendent Joseph Bhembe headed the operation that was conducted at Dlamini’s homestead by the police where an old man by the name of James Maluleka was taken by the police for questioning.
When cross-examining Mokatse, Advocate Mabila reminded him that there were allegations that were made by Senior Superintendent Bhembe against Dlamini, accusing him of being a criminal.
In turn, Dlamini, according to Advocate Mabila, accused the senior superintendent of carrying out the operation at his homestead so as to harass or spite his client because he was having a sexual relationship or love affair with his wife.
Advocate Mabila was putting this to Mokatse as part of his instruction from Dlamini. In response, Mokatse said he had heard the allegation from Dlamini and a senior superintendent, who were at the homestead the previous day.
The businessman is alleged to have told Senior Superintendent Bembe that he could not sleep with both him and his wife. Colonel Mokatse said he had heard that.
“Mr Bhembe was making allegations against accused one ( Dlamini) that he was a criminal while on the other hand accused one was accusing Mr Bhembe of carrying out the operation so as to harass and/or spite accused one because Mr Bhembe was involved in a love relationship with accused one’s estranged love.
“Accused one instructs me that he informed Superintendent Bhembe that ‘you cannot sleep with my wife and sleep with me’,” said Advocate Mabila during cross-examination. During the operation at Dlamini’s homestead, Maluleka is alleged to have admitted in front of the former that the items found at his homestead belonged to him (Maluleka). Mokatse did not dispute that.
Advocate Mabila further alleged that during the operation at the businessman’s home, there were harsh verbal spats and insults exchanged between Superintendent Bhembe and Dlamini. Mokatse said he would not agree that those were harsh but there were certain allegations that were made against Bhembe and Dlamini.