Tebogo Msimanga |
A 33- year-old Motlokwe Amos Molatudi has been remanded in custody following his brief appearance in the eMalahleni Magistrate Court on Friday for fraud and forgery.
Molatudi was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly made a number of phone calls and sent emails to different Hawks members. He claimed that he was in possession of a High Court order which was endorsed by the President Cyril Ramaphosa, giving him permission to instruct the investigators to release his impounded vehicle.
The vehicle in question belongs to Sambulo “Mshengu” Tshabalala (26). The car was seized during his arrest in September last year. Tshabalala is currently on the run after he was released on R500 000 bail by the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court and has since absconded from attending court proceedings. Two warrant of arrests have been issued against him on allegations of fraud. The case against Molatudi has been postponed to 18 September 2020 for a formal bail application