Sam Chabalala remanded in custody following court appearance for fraud, corruption and possession of unlicensed handgun

Sam Chabalala

Sam Chabalala (27) popularly known as ‘Mshengu’ has been remanded in custody after an appearance at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court today for alleged bribery, corruption, possession of an unlicensed firearm and fraud in terms of contravening of the Immigration Act.

Chabalala was arrested last week Friday at an eatery in Highveld Mall in Witbank, after he allegedly paid Home Affairs officials a R40 000-00 bribe in order to destroy reports of fraudulently obtained South African Identity document against him.

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team were alerted and swiftly arrested Chabalala after he had just paid the bribe. A further search to his vehicle uncovered an unlicensed firearm which was hidden in his Green Mercedes Benz.

The case against Chabalala has been postponed to Friday the 13th September 2019 for a formal bail application.

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