A 33 year-old suspect is expected to appear before the eMalahleni Magistrate Court on Friday for fraud and forgery.
He allegedly made a number of phones calls and sent emails to different Hawks members claiming that he was in possession of a High Court order which was endorsed by the President of the Republic, giving him permission to instruct the investigators to release his impounded vehicle.
The vehicle in question allegedly belongs to Sambulo Bruce Tshabalala (26) which 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 Court and has since absconded from attending court proceedings. Two warrant of arrests have been issued against him on allegations of fraud.
Meanwhile, an intelligence driven investigation was initiated to validate and investigate the so called document that was compelling them to release the vehicle.
The suspect was contacted on Thurday and informed to avail himself and collect the vehicle. Upon his arrival he was the arrested in possession of the document.