Monday, September 21, 2020

Police officer among those allegedly swindled by Musemburi

He has decided to be mum to the media, but skeletons continue to tumble from Ignatius Musemburi’s portfolio of projects.

After running a story about how Musemburi ended the Miss Teen Africa 2009 edition in last week’s Telegraph, we received a couple of calls from people who are dying to see Musemburi and settle some unfinished business.

One such caller was Special Constable Karabo Katsane of Mmankgodi Customary court who claims to have been swindled out of P750, which was meant to be an examination fee for a Journalism course that was undertaken in 2006. He paid the fee on December 8, 2007 but the examination was not carried out and Musemburi promised to pay back the fees by the 31 January 2007, according to Katsane.

He added that there were a number of them in their class who did not write that examination.

Some youths who attended last week’s binge party gave this newspaper an account of how they found themselves in a party they were not supposed to be at.
One teenage boy who lives next to Musemburi’s house which was being used as a modelling hall says they were invited to a party at an entry fee of P30 to celebrate an award by some youth dancers, called Vibration Dancers, who had achieved something in the just-ended My African Dream (MAD) competition.

The youth, who refused to be identified, said Vibration Dancers hired Musemburi’s place to celebrate the award and all those who were participating in Miss Teen Africa were invited to the party but for a fee of P30.

“There were few adults but mainly young boys and girls like me who came to the party. They brought their own drinks; the only thing that was offered upon entry was a piece of braaied meat,” the fourteen year old boy told The Telegraph.

He added that police tried to stop the party about twice without success until the following day. Superintendent King Tshebo, the commander of SKKA Police Station could not confirm or deny the report.

He said: “If those who were patrolling the area on that day had registered a case from there, it could have appeared in our control room but we do not have such a report.”

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