Police said Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla’ Lux’ Dlamini was not arrested but only taken in for questioning after a case of housebreaking was opened.
WHAT DID POLICE SAY?
According to police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello Dlamini was brought in for questioning on Thursday evening, 24 March 2022.
“A person of interest was brought in for questioning tonight, 24 March 2022 by the police with regard to a housebreaking case opened at Dobsenville Police Station on Wednesday.”
This comes despite Operation Dudula deputy chairperson Dan Radebe confirming to the media that Dlamini was arrested shortly after he came out of the Kaya FM studios in Parktown, where he had had an interview.
Dlamini spoke to the media on Thursday evening.
In an eNCA video on Thursday evening, Dlamini said Julius Malema couldn’t stand it when a strong young man spoke, and people listened better.
“He’s jealous of the relationship between #OperationDudula and the police.”
Nhlanhla’ Lux’ Dlamini
WHAT DID NHLANHLA SAY ABOUT HIS ARREST ON THURSDAY EVENING?
Dlamini accused Malema of being jealous and that he hated the progress made by #OperationDudula, saying it is because their progress is within the boundaries of the law.
He furthermore said his message is to all his Dudulas that they will not fall into the trap set by Malema.
“They are expecting that you all are going to act violently come the morning when the sun rises so that they can prove their narrative that these people are hooligans.
“So we are going to prove them incorrectly. we are going to allow the process of the law to happen.”
Nhlanhla’ Lux’ Dlamini
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It is believed the case of housebreaking was made by Soweto resident Victor Ramerafe, whose home was allegedly ransacked by Operation Dudula members on Sunday.
The group claimed to be acting on tip-offs from the community that drugs were being sold from Ramerafe’s home.
During the raid, no drugs were found, but Ramerafe said his property was damaged.
The EFF had backed Ramerafe in laying assault and theft charges against Dlamini.
On a Twitter video taken on Thursday, several members of Operation Dudula ripped up EFF T-shirts. It seems this was done outside the Johannesburg central police station.
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