Mufamadi's Winnie claims against Tony Leon a 'ridiculous lie': Gibson

Sydney Mufamadi denies ordering re-opening of Stompie Seipei probe

Sydney Mufamadi denies ordering re-opening of Stompie Seipei probe

Mufamadi was addressing allegations made in the Winnie documentary that he is the one who ordered the reinvestigation of 14-year-old activist Moeketsi "Stompie" Seipei's murder as a means to smear Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's name and image.

In the documentary on the struggle stalwart's life, Henk Heslinga, who is the former police head of the police's Soweto murder and robbery squad, alleges that he was taken to meet Mufamadi in 1994.

Mufamadi says then Democratic party leader Tony Leon asked for the case to be reopened. "Why was that relevant to him?" asked Mufamadi.

Seipei was a member of Madikizela-Mandela's Mandela United Football Club in Soweto during the late 80s.

He said the police did not have a slush fund, as alleged by Heslinga. At the press conference, Mufamadi questioned why Fivaz only came out now with this information.

The award-winning documentary was first aired publicly in the aftermath of Madikizela-Mandela's death.

Former Police Commissioner, George Fivas also revealed that there was no evidence linking Madikizela-Mandela to the murder. It drew an outcry after it showed how a propaganda plan was hatched allegedly by some in Madikizela-Mandela's beloved ANC, apartheid government leaders and journalists to weaken her politically.

He also said he received a call from the EFF commander-in-chief, Julius Malema, last night where Malema told him that when he addresses the claims in the documentary during his briefing, he should do it in such a way that it doesn't cause more fighting. Heslinga claimed Mufamadi, as the Safety and Security Minister at the time, approached him in 1995 to reopen the investigation.

Pascale Lamche apologised to him for not getting his response for the documentary but also says she stands by her work.

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