FOR over 10 years, Patrick Mlangeni (61) has been living in fear.
That’s because someone allegedly tried to kill him in 2006, although he doesn’t know the person or why they wanted him dead.
Patrick, born in Zola 1, Soweto got arrested in the 70s for armed robbery. When he was released in 1993 he lived in Ackerville in Middleburg, Mpumalanga.
He was traditionally married to a local nurse and also married a policewoman in a civil ceremony. When he caught his cop wife cheating on him with another cop in 2006, he planned to divorce her.
That was when three armed men allegedly entered his house and shot him, leaving him bleeding and near death. Avoiding the local hospital because his wife worked there, he was taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
The father of five later learnt that his nurse wife had died of pneumonia.
“I’ve been hiding ever since. I don’t know if my wife ever divorced me. Early this year I met my children. They told me my wife’s sister lives in my house. I want my kids to live in my house, and the world must know I’m not dead.”
Madala Patrick wants to meet police he can trust so he can open a case about being shot. He also wants the police to investigate whether any fraud was committed in his name.
Mpumalanga police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi offered to hand the matter over to the Hawks.