Thabo Donono Mkhuphuki (25) who was charged for opening a false case, has been convicted and sentenced to a fine of R1000-00. He was sentenced after he pleaded guilty before the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court. The sentence is welcomed by detectives and serves as a warning to those who open false cases and waste valuable police resources in the process.
On 28 September 2019, Thabo reported that his vehicle was hijacked in the Margate policing precinct. He alleged he picked up a hitchhiker who hijacked him afterwards. Detectives probing the case were not convinced with his story and he later admitted that he was not hijacked after being confronted by detectives. A case of defeating the ends of justice was opened against him and he was charged accordingly.