Police minister’s ‘confidant’ embroiled in Hawks human trafficking for sex probe

Evangelical preacher and businessman Panganathan ‘Timmy’ Marimuthu on detectives’ radar after the rescue of five women from a Durban North mansion

17 January 2024 - 04:55 By GRAEME HOSKEN and TANKISO MAKHETHA

Controversial businessman Panganathan “Timmy” Marimuthu, a former drug dealer previously recruited and paid by crime intelligence — allegedly to influence police minister Bheki Cele — is a person of interest in a Hawks trafficking-for-sex investigation...

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