Minister’s bodyguard in court for theft

2011-12-09 14:24

It was not yet clear whether a police officer accused of stealing from Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa will be prosecuted, the Wynberg Magistrates Court in Cape Town heard today.

Prosecutor Keppler Uys told the court the docket had been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The matter was postponed to January 18 while the DPP decided on whether or not to prosecute former ministerial bodyguard, Ianval Suilung Isaacs (33) of Wellington.

Isaacs was in the dock with co-accused Amdat Hossain (42) and Mohammad Shapul Islam (34).

The three were arrested in September, and made their first court appearance the next day, when they were released on bail.

Isaacs is out on R1 000 bail, and his two co-accused on R400 each.

At today’s proceedings, the prosecutor said the investigation had been completed, and it was now up to the DPP to decide whether to prosecute or withdraw the charges.

Isaacs allegedly stole the minister’s laptop and cellphone after breaking into his Cape Town residence, and then sold the two items to his co-accused.

Bail was extended. 

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