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Metro chief linked to murders still on duty

Despite being linked to two murders, Ekurhuleni metro police chief Hlula Msimang is still on duty.

File Picture: Ekurhuleni Metro Police Chief Hlula Msimang. Picture: YouTube

JOHANNESBURG - Despite being linked to two murders, Ekurhuleni metro police chief Hlula Msimang is still on duty.

The Ekurhuleni Municipality last week said Msimang would remain in office until the courts found him guilty.

Msimang is expected back in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on 8 February, for allegedly shooting a man who he has claimed broke into his Bryanston home early last year.

It emerged days after his first court appearance for the 2012 shooting that in 2007, he allegedly shot and killed a man he claimed was trying to hijack him on the N1 Highway.

Despite various calls for Msimang to be suspended pending court processes into both incidents, the Ekurhuleni Municipality's spokesperson, Zweli Dlamini, said the metro chief would remain in office.

"The metro chief, as we speak, is still the chief and remains in office."

Msimang, who is the son to former Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, replaced controversial metro police chief Robert McBride in 2009.

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