Wanted businessman vows to clear name

2012-07-12 22:17
A controversial Johannesburg businessmen has vowed to clear his name after the police issued a warrant for his arrest on several charges, including attempted murder. (File, Sapa)

A controversial Johannesburg businessmen has vowed to clear his name after the police issued a warrant for his arrest on several charges, including attempted murder. (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Johannesburg businessmen Zunaid Moti vowed on Thursday to clear his name after the police issued a warrant for his arrest on several charges, including attempted murder.

"The warrant pertains to non-business related matters and Mr Moti and his lawyer, Mr Ian Small-Smith are currently working with the relevant authorities to clear Mr Moti of all charges," his office said in a statement.

"Mr Moti is due to appear in court next week to clear his name and a further statement will be issued in due course," it said.

Earlier, police said a manhunt was underway for Moti, who had allegedly been on the run since a raid on his Sandton home on Saturday.

"Earlier, we received information that he had skipped the country, but after extensive investigation we have reason to believe that he is still in South Africa," said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

"Moti is wanted in connection with several charges, one of them being attempted murder."

The 37-year-old businessman is the owner of a luxury vehicle dealership, Future Exotics Lifestyle Emporium. He is also the chairperson of property group Abalengani.

Moti said the matter in question pertained to his business partner.

- SAPA

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