Former official in court over R5m scam
Johannesburg - Notable public figure Thabang Mamonyane has appeared in court for allegedly stealing R5m through a cash-in-transit van scam, according to a report on Friday.
Mamonyane is accused of using a converted cash-in-transit van to collect R5m from various businesses, The Sowetan reported.
He is a former Mogale City official, the ex-spokesperson for the then Gauteng premier Tokyo Sexwale, a former Talk Radio 702 employee and the ex-husband of Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane.
It was understood that Mamonyane and two others pretended to be cash collectors and took money from a number of companies. The businesses only became aware of the scam after the real cash-transit guards arrived to pick up the money.
He allegedly did this 22 times since 2010.
Mamonyane was arrested after police traced the vehicle used in the heists.
He appeared in court on Thursday and was remanded in custody until his bail application on March 15.