A truck driver who allegedly hijacked and kidnapped himself remanded in custody


A truck driver who allegedly faked his hijacking and kidnapping in Breyten last month , October  appeared in Ermelo Magistrate’s Court Monday November 27.The suspect Nkosana Glen Mathebula (37) was remanded in custody following further investigation.

According to the provincial police spokesperson Selvy Mohlala, Mathebula allegedly opened a case of hijacking and further alleged that his hijackers forced him to the company depot to refill his hijacked truck.

A thorough investigation was launched whereby it transpired that the hijacking was fake.

“He was arrested in the early hours of Friday, November 24 for perjury, trespassing, theft of diesel, and defeating the ends of justice. He made his first appearance before Ermelo Magistrate’s Court where he was remanded in custody and his case was postponed to Friday, December 01 for further investigation.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela applauded the team of investigators who cracked the case. “Community members are urged not to report false cases as police will redirect resources of the state to the wrong place instead of assisting those who are really in need of services,” warned the General.