Ex-top cop to head MK Party communication machinery in KZN

Disgraced former police colonel Vincent Mdunge has been recruited into the ranks of uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) as the party’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial spokesperson.

The former President Jacob Zuma-led ANC splinter grouping is gearing up to be among the leading parties to cause an upset in the upcoming provincial and national polls.

An insider who spoke to Sunday World on Tuesday explained that Mdunge was endorsed by Zuma. He described him as an impeccable communicator with the ability to assist in communicating the MK Party message in KZN.

Held in high regard by Zuma

“The decision was taken after consulting the old man (Zuma). He holds him in high regard,” explained the insider privy to the details of Mdunge’s deployment.

He also said the MK Party was preparing itself to be part of government in KwaZulu-Natal after the elections.

“We want to have a coherent message leading up to the elections. And there’s no one better than Mdunge to carry that mammoth responsibility,” he said.

Mdunge, armed with over 30 years of experience in the police service, was an SAPS spin doctor in KZN.

“His illuminating career, however, came to an embarrassing end when he was convicted of forging his matric certificate. It is the same discredited qualification that Mdunge used to be employed as a cop. He went up the ranks until he reached the position of high-ranking colonel.

MK Party spokesperson Nhlamulo Ndhlela confirmed the news to Sunday World.

“He will be responsible for KZN reporting to me,” he explained briefly.

Defrauded SAPS with forged matric certificate

In 2015, Mdunge was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud and forgery. The state argued that Mdunge had defrauded the SAPS of R3.5-million worth of salary he was not entitled to.

Mdunge also confirmed, saying he was ready to serve.

“Yes, it is true that I now speak for the uMkhonto weSizwe party in KZN,” said Mdunge, answering questions from the Sunday World on Tuesday.

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