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Zombie Maskandi sees oTokoloshe in court (and in jail)

Posted in News Stories, Zombie Maskandi with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by White Zulu

Nokubongwa Phenyane

Page 5 Isolezwe 23 May

The other inmates are beating me, says ‘iBhova’

S’busiso Gcabashe, who appeared in court in Nquthu yesterday, asked to be released because the other inmates have beaten him and said that he resembles a snake, and because he sees Tokoloshes in jail. Gcabashe entered the courtroom looking like he was afraid that something would happen, only for the Magistrate to tell him that his case could not continue because his lawyer, Mr Johan Botha, was absent.

The Magistrate, Mr Mpheleli Nkosi, postponed the case to June 4th, the day on which fresh applications for bail will be made.

When the case was postponed Gcabashe put up his hand, and the Magistrate ordered him to be placed in the witness box so that they could hear what he wanted to say. When he had entered the witness box he began to ask that he be removed from jail because on Monday he was facing danger in the jail in which he was being held, as the other inmates were beating him with sticks and saying that he was  snake.

“I request that I be released because some of the other inmates say that I am not a person but rather a snake when they look at me. They have struck me, and now this matter is upsetting me. It is better that I go home so that an inyanga can treat me because I will end up being injured,” said Gcabashe.

He said that another thing which was upsetting him was that, when he was locked up in jail, he saw Tokoloshes who said that he must speak the truth when he is in court and must not claim to be someone who he isn’t. The magistrate then asked him when he began to see these creatures about which he was talking, and he said that he first saw them in 2009 and was still seeing them even now. 

“Even now here in the court I see these creatures – 7 Tokoloshes – and they are saying that I mustn’t say that I am Mgqumeni, and that I must explain who I am, and it is for this reason that I am speaking things which are without any lies. For this reason I ask to be released,” said Gcabashe.

Nkosi began to interrogate him, asking him to explain what language these creatures were speaking, and he said that they speak quickly but he hears them because they are sitting right in front of him. 

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KZN Agriculture MEC’s take on Mgqumeni

Posted in News Stories, Zombie Maskandi with tags , , , , on March 29, 2012 by White Zulu

Here’s an interesting article on comments made by Dr Meshack Radebe, the MEC for Agriculture in KwaZulu-Natal, about Mgqumeni – and how the whole story boils down to a culture of ‘ukukhangeza’ or ‘waiting for handouts’.

‘I’m not surprised by the one calling himself Mgqumeni’

Nokubongwa Phenyane

Isolezwe 29th March page 19

“Idleness will never get you anywhere because trouble ends up telling lies about you or you end up committing crime, calling yourself by the name of people who’ve died – just like that man from our people who says he’s Mgqumeni.”

This is what the Minister of Agriculture said when he was bringing development to the area of eShane near Greytown, complaining there that people should stop waiting for handouts because they don’t want to farm, and then end up committing criminal acts in the community.

Dr Meshack Radebe said this after delivering 9 tractors to the area. He advised people that if they want to ‘chase away the cat from the hearth’ (i.e. end the cycle of hunger) they must figure out how to do things for themselves and stop waiting for handouts.

“I’m not surprised, personally, by this person who claims to be the long-dead Mgqumeni. All of this has been done because of hunger, with him thinking that everything will happen easily, that he would get money because he resembles a hero who has passed away,” said Radebe.

He said that people must work hard when it comes to farming, because it is through farming that many families can be looked after, and that some people can even get rich as a direct result of working the earth energetically.

iNkosi Zakhele Sithole thanked the Minister, on behalf of the Mvoti Municipality, for finally coming to them, as they have long been asking to be helped with regard to agriculture.