Today, we have received shocking news regarding Xolani Khumalo, the popular television host of ‘Sizokuthola’.
Khumalo has voluntarily handed himself over to the police following a request from the South African Police Service (SAPS) in connection with a recent drug bust incident. It is alleged that Khumalo will be formally charged for the murder of a suspected drug dealer who tragically lost his life during the recording of one of the episodes.
The Xolani Khumalo Foundation has confirmed that their founder handed himself over to police at the Katlehong North police station on Tuesday.
Khumalo is facing a murder charge in connection with a recent filming of the show where an alleged drug dealer died.
According to a report in City Press, Robert “Kicks” Varrie was declared dead after being interrogated during the filming of Sizokuthola and then dropped off at the Thelle Mogoerane regional hospital in Vosloorus last week. The incident prompted the opening of a murder case against Khumalo and the matter is still under investigation.
The Xolani Khumalo Foundation, however, has stated that Khumalo and his team acted in line with the law during the operation. They maintained that they operated with the strictest standard of professionalism in their mission to secure accountability from those selling drugs and causing harm to communities.
In response to the ongoing investigation and the charges against Khumalo, the Xolani Khumalo Foundation, along with other organizations including the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco), presented a memorandum of demands to Lt-Col Duncan Scott. One of their key demands is for the government to amend the Criminal Procedure Act to allow any private person to arrest a suspect without a warrant.
The foundation believes that granting this power to patriotic individuals would help in the fight against drug dealing and drug-related crimes. By empowering citizens to take action against those involved in drug trafficking, the foundation hopes to create a safer and drug-free environment for communities.
The SAPS have requested Xolani khumalo from the drug-busting show #Sizokthola, to hand himself over, in connection with the incident of a drug dealer who died during a raid. Xolani Khumalo, is expected to appear in court on a murder charge today. pic.twitter.com/m3NiYOxHox
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