Minister of Police Nkosinathi Nhleko is a tough guy.
And his SAPS cops take no nonsense . . .
THEY ESCORTED HIS WIFE OUT OF HER HOME!
This allegation comes from a friend of the couple.
The source said in June, cops took Nathi’s wife, Nothando Nkomo (31), away from her KZN home at Ungoye, outside KwaDlangezwa township.
The source said she’s now living in a single rented room.
Nothando married Nhleko in a traditional Shembe ceremony in November 2014, in Bhekuzulu Hall, at the University of Zululand.
Friends of the couple told Sunday SunNothando’s nightmare began when she was six months pregnant.
One source said: “She found out Nathi was cheating on her with the Indoni Cultural Event founder, Dr Nomcebo Mthembu.
“That’s when Nathi started being abusive. She tried everything to save her marriage but he’s crazy about his new love.”
This friend added Nothando was escorted from her home by cops and taken to a rented flat in Empangeni.
“But she moved out because she had to share with three other people.”
Another source said: “We worry the minister is taking advantage of his connections to abuse Nothando. She’s facing possible jail time for things she didn’t do.
“In June, a case of abuse was opened against her at Empangeni police station.
“The case is now being handled by the top prosecutor at Empangeni.
“Nathi and Dr Mthembu want Nothando arrested so they can tie the knot without her approval.”
Sunday Sun has been told Nhleko took back the Land Rover and Land Cruiser Nothando was driving.
“Now she’s using taxis,” said a friend, who added the minister hasn’t paid his wife’s study fees.
The SunTeam traced Nothando to her rented room, and she confirmed most of the allegations.
“We’re separated. As a couple we decided I must move out of the house until we fix our problems. About being escorted, I don’t understand how the police operated.
“I’m still married to Nathi. If he wants a second wife, the law binds him to ask me for approval.
“At the moment no one has told me about any wife number two, and I don’t know Dr Mthembu. I only read about her in the newspaper.
“I’m being ill-treated and I don’t know why. I’m squatting in a single room. I can’t comment about the abuse case because the matter is in the court’s hands.”
She added: “Those cars were not mine from the beginning and I’m happy to use taxis.”
Nothando refused to confirm or deny the allegations that the minister klapped her in front of people and his four bodyguards at an Empangeni restaurant.
“Just like normal couples, we do fight. But it’s not for me to talk about our marriage in the media,” she said.
The minister’s spokesperson, Musa Zondi, said: “The minister is of the view that these questions have moved into his private life which should remain just that. There are also legal processes underway which the minister would like to respect.”
Dr Nomcebo was not available for comment. Empangeni police station spokesperson, captain Mbongeni Mdlalose, said he couldn’t confirm or deny the case against Nothando, but would find out and respond on Monday.