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<p><strong>By Jonk WA Mashamba</strong><br />
jonkm@greateralextoday.co.za</p>

<p>ISRAEL Matseke-Zulu GP-MaOrange dismissed the malicious reports, which suggested that he shot and killed a person around Stjwetla Alexandra with an AK-47. After he was informed of that his name was in the news for wrong reason, he then went to Alex Police Station and opened a case against the person who spread the rumors against him. The man was killed when a scuffle over illegal electrical connections erupted in Marlboro. The man allegedly wanted to connect electricity next to Zulu’s residence in Marlboro near Stjwetla on 19th April.</p>

<p>In the statement that Zulu released to clear his name, he said: “I was woken up by calls of worried family members and fans on Sunday, who said they saw a post on social media, including Facebook user - Helper Baloyi, alleging that ‘GP MaOrange killed a person with an AK47 in Stjwetla’. “The post further alleged in subsequent replies that I killed this person over illegal electricity connections.”</p>

<p>Zulu said While the incident indeed happened outside his house, he would like to indicate that at the time the confrontation started on Sunday morning and guns got drawn, he was in his house sleeping. “I am told that these people are the same ones who came a day earlier on Saturday and tried to force to connect electricity illegally around our areas in Marlboro extension. As a community, we stood our ground and insisted that the crime cannot happen under our watch because a mini-substation blew up in the past due to overloading from illegal connections. And when it happened Eskom refused to reconnect leading to the area without power for over four months.” He said when the illegal connectors returned on Sunday he was told there was a scuffle and guns were pulled.</p>

<p>“One person unfortunately died when one of the guns went off. The police attended the scene and are better off with details of what happened. However, I refute the reports on social media that I am the one who killed a person and I used an AK47 to do so.” Zulu argues the false reports have the potential to damage his brand and reputation. “They are malicious in nature, and may even create unnecessary enemies for me. I am an actor and musicians, reports like these may make it difficult for me to make a living.</p>

<p>“I went to Alexandra Police Station to open a case with the police over this because I want people to stop spreading fake rumors about me on ‘Social Media’ as they are not only damaging but also create unnecessary panic from family and friends.” Alex police spokesperson constable Simphiwe Mbatha said the case has been referred to provincial quarters. When GAT contacted Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, he asked us to send him question via WhassApp. However, at the time of going to print, Masondo had not yet responded.</p>
‘I didn’t kill anyone’ – Popular Actor

By Jonk WA Mashamba
jonkm@greateralextoday.co.za

ISRAEL Matseke-Zulu GP-MaOrange dismissed the malicious reports, which suggested that he shot and killed a person around Stjwetla Alexandra with an AK-47. After he was informed of that his name was in the news for wrong reason, he then went to Alex Police Station and opened a case against the person who spread the rumors against him. The man was killed when a scuffle over illegal electrical connections erupted in Marlboro. The man allegedly wanted to connect electricity next to Zulu’s residence in Marlboro near Stjwetla on 19th April.

In the statement that Zulu released to clear his name, he said: “I was woken up by calls of worried family members and fans on Sunday, who said they saw a post on social media, including Facebook user - Helper Baloyi, alleging that ‘GP MaOrange killed a person with an AK47 in Stjwetla’. “The post further alleged in subsequent replies that I killed this person over illegal electricity connections.”

Zulu said While the incident indeed happened outside his house, he would like to indicate that at the time the confrontation started on Sunday morning and guns got drawn, he was in his house sleeping. “I am told that these people are the same ones who came a day earlier on Saturday and tried to force to connect electricity illegally around our areas in Marlboro extension. As a community, we stood our ground and insisted that the crime cannot happen under our watch because a mini-substation blew up in the past due to overloading from illegal connections. And when it happened Eskom refused to reconnect leading to the area without power for over four months.” He said when the illegal connectors returned on Sunday he was told there was a scuffle and guns were pulled.

“One person unfortunately died when one of the guns went off. The police attended the scene and are better off with details of what happened. However, I refute the reports on social media that I am the one who killed a person and I used an AK47 to do so.” Zulu argues the false reports have the potential to damage his brand and reputation. “They are malicious in nature, and may even create unnecessary enemies for me. I am an actor and musicians, reports like these may make it difficult for me to make a living.

“I went to Alexandra Police Station to open a case with the police over this because I want people to stop spreading fake rumors about me on ‘Social Media’ as they are not only damaging but also create unnecessary panic from family and friends.” Alex police spokesperson constable Simphiwe Mbatha said the case has been referred to provincial quarters. When GAT contacted Gauteng police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, he asked us to send him question via WhassApp. However, at the time of going to print, Masondo had not yet responded.

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