Media personality Xolani Khumalo’s charges are piling up.
The former host of Moja Love’s show, Sizok’thola, appeared at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 21 .
The charges relate to the death of named Robert “Kicks” Varrie who had been the subject of bust at his Katlehong home on 19 July, which was attended by the Sizok’thola crew.The Citizen reported that Khumalo addressed a crowd of supporters outside the court.
“Thank you for leaving your homes to come here. I truly appreciate it,” he said.
He also revealed that he will not and has not stopped fighting crime.
“The guys and I are going to rest because tomorrow we are going to Hillbrow to work. No matter what they try, we will continue to fight for a safe South Africa. They are trying to hinder our work, but they won’t win.”
MOJA LOVE CONTRACT TERMINATION
Earlier this month, Moja Love announced that it had terminated its relationship with Khumalo.
The DStv channel said in a statement that it had raising concerns and questioned him “about his knowledge and involvement in the unlawful incidents that led to the possible contamination of crime scenes, failed prosecutions of known drug lords and unfortunate tragedies that followed the filming of certain episodes.”
The statement further read: “The channel also demanded answers regarding the identities of the beneficiaries of his foundation – the Xolani Khumalo Foundation, which he launched off the back of Sizok’thola’s success despite the blatant conflict of interest it created between him and the show.”
Hitting back, Khumalo said he found out through the media that Moja Love had dumped him.
“Xolani Khumalo and the foundation was under the impression that negotiations were ongoing with both the company and the channel. Regrettably, Xolani Khumalo had been unable to contact the company’s representatives for any comments or further discussions.”
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WORKING WITH THE CITY OF JOBURG
After being fired by Moja Love, Khumalo – through his foundation – joined forces with the City of Johannesburg in fighting crime in the metropolitan municipality.
Mgcini Tshwaku, who is the City of Johannesburg’s Public Safety MMC, launched the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD)’s tactical reaction unit and the crime prevention and combating unit to assist police in fighting drugs crime and human trafficking this month.