Criminal shown on e tv to appear in court

2010-01-22 11:03

ONE of the criminals who threatened to target the 2010 Fifa World

Cup in an eNews interview was expected to appear in the Johannesburg

Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Hawks spokesman Musa Zondi said today.

The man was arrested in Tshepisong, near Kagiso, on the West Rand

yesterday morning. He was arrested after police received a tip-off through the

Crime Line about his whereabouts, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa told the

National Press Club in Pretoria yesterday.

“According to the footage this is the thug who boasted and

threatened to rob and kill during the World Cup. The ownership of the gun that

was displayed in the footage remains a mystery but police investigations are at

an advanced stage,” Mthethwa said.

The man, who was out on parole for robbery when he was arrested,

will face charges of intimidation and inciting violence when he appears in

court.

Mthethwa said the arrested man had provided police with “valuable

information”.

Meanwhile, two e.tv journalists, Mpho Lakaje and eNews news editor

Ben Said, were served subpoenas to give the police their unedited footage as

well as the names and contact details of those interviewed.

They have until Monday to cooperate or they too will appear in

court.


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