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Minister Fikile Mbalula came to aid of South African beauty queen Princess Mahlangu who ‘lied about kidnapping’

September 13, 2017 3:37 AM
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When a South African beauty queen was kidnapped by people traffickers during a pageant in Malaysia, the police minister in Pretoria heroically stepped in, opening up his own wallet to pay for her safe passage home.

Now Fikile Mbalula, 38, has been left embarrassed after it appeared that, far from being in mortal danger, Princess Mahlangu, 24, may have made the story up after arriving in Kuala Lumpur to find there was no accommodation for the contestants.

Mr Mbalula announced at a press conference last month that he had personally intervened to “rescue” Ms Mahlangu from an international trafficking gang, which he said had intended to sell her as a sex slave.


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