NELSPRUIT – Dullstroom police successfully traced and arrested a 31-year-old male suspect in Benoni for allegedly impersonating a Gambling Board official and for an alleged robbery.
The suspect was arrested in the early hours of 23 November 2022 at about 03:20 by the Dullstroom Detectives with the assistance of SAPS members from Crime Prevention Unit and Crime Office in Benoni.
According to information, on 22 September 2022 the suspect and his fellow allegedly approached a foreign national business man at Sakhelwe location in Dullstroom and demanded to see the gambling licence. Thereafter it is said that the two suspects allegedly robbed the businessman of an undisclosed amount of cash as well as a gambling machine then loaded it in a grey Hyundai sedan before they fled the scene. A case was opened, and investigation was conducted which culminated to his arrest.
The arrested suspect, Sfiso Emmanuel Ndlovu appeared at the Belfast Magistrate’s Court today, 25 November 2022 facing the said charges. His case was postponed to 02 December 2022 for a formal bail application meanwhile he remained in custody. The investigation continues and police are doing their best to locate the second suspect.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the efforts made by the police to successfully investigate and arrest the suspect.
Source: South African Police Service