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Thabiso Zulu charged after allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the National Commissioner

PRETORIA - The self-proclaimed "whistleblower" in the Sindiso Magaqa murder case, Smangaliso Thabiso Zulu was arrested and charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (Assault GBH).

On 11 September 2021 at 16:50, a seven month pregnant woman was canvassing for a position of Ward Councillor at Hanniville community hall when she was allegedly assaulted by Thabiso Zulu.

The KwaZulu-Natal Political Task Team conducted investigations into this case and subsequently arrested and detained Zulu for Assault GBH.

The accused appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on 11 October 2021 before he was released on bail.

The accused is expected to reappear in court on 09 November 2021.

We continue to appeal to our communities to work closely with the police by reporting all crimes as well as provide information which could assist police in bringing perpetrators to book. Information can be provided either via our Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or MySAPS App. Informers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with strictest confidence.


Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo
082 567 4153