Stolen Toyota: councillor in court

2012-09-04 00:00

AN ANC councillor and his son appeared briefly in the Empangeni District Court yesterday to face a charge of being in possession of stolen property.

Mthonjaneni councillor Sibusiso Michael Khuzwayo (49) and his son. Mbongi (28), from the Elangwe area near Melmoth, were arrested in Logan Road, Empangeni, on June 25, allegedly while in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle.

Their case has been remanded until October 12 for further investigation and to set a regional court date. They are out on bail.

The two were picked up in a police blitz orchestrated by the Inanda cluster task team, which was investigating a hijacking and car theft syndicate operating in Pietermaritzburg and the greater Durban area. Police said at the time of the arrest: “They were found driving a suspected stolen double-cab Toyota.”

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said that, operating on intelligence, the task team swooped in Empangeni, Richards Bay, Mtunzini and KwaMbonambi areas.

At least 10 people were arrested and 18 suspected stolen vehicles were recovered.

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