Former Mdantsane police commander killed in car crash

BY ZANDISIWE POLTIN - NOVEMBER 16, 2015

The South African Police Service is in mourning following death of the former Mdantsane police cluster Commander Major-General, William Mbaliso, on Friday afternoon.

Commander Mbaliso died when his vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle on the N2 between Butterworth and Dutywa. He was apparently on his way home to attend a family matter.

According to Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha, Mbaliso was declared dead on the scene.

“A case of culpable homicide has been opened at the Msobomvu police station for further investigation,” Manatha said.

The 61-year Mbaliso retired from his Mdantsane office in February this year, after serving almost 40 years in the South African police force.

Manatha, who had worked with Mbaliso in the past, has described him as a remarkable man.

“Commander Mbaliso was committed, disciplined and he loved and valued his work.”

Mbaliso is survived by his wife Nokwanda, a daughter and two sons. He will be put to rest on Saturday at his home in Esikhobeni Location, about 40 kilometres from Mthatha.

 

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