Former Bafana player in court for bail hearing

2015-04-20 05:42

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Johannesburg – Former Bafana Bafana player Lebohang Morula and two other men will appear in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday for their formal bail hearing.

The trio and seven other men were arrested for allegedly attempting to hijack a cigarette truck earlier this month.

Morula, Sizabanthu Mgadi, and Obed Sithaya were charged with violating the Electronic Communications Act and relate to them being found in possession of police uniforms and a jamming device. Mgadi faced an additional charge of impersonating a police officer.

Police were still investigating a case of conspiracy to commit a hijacking against all 10 men, after police followed information received about an alleged hijacking of a cigarette truck.

Links to other crimes

Two of the men were allegedly fully clothed in Johannesburg metro police department uniforms when arrested and were also found in possession of a jamming device, police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said.

Morula has been linked to an alleged cash-in-transit robbery in February in Ogies, Mpumalanga.

He had allegedly been arrested before his gang could carry out the robbery, with the gang also found with a military-grade signal jammer in the car before Morula was released on R15 000.

It is further understood that Morula and four other men were arrested after they were allegedly found in possession of stolen goods worth R4.2m in 2011.

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