JOHANNESBURG - The Office of the Chief Whip in Mpumalanga has suspended Philemon Lukhele.
Lukhele is one of the accused in the Hillary Gardee murder case.
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He worked as a researcher in the office of the Chief Whip.
Gardee was found murdered outside Mbombela on Tuesday after she'd gone missing several days earlier.
She is the daughter of former EFF official Godrich Gardee.