Cops can’t find Fassie’s son in theft case, so he finds them

2010-06-08 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — The son of the late Brenda Fassie, Bongani, was arrested yesterday morning in connection with theft of various musical instruments.

Police spokesperson Captain Cynthia Magoai said Bongani, a hip-hop and kwaito singer, producer and owner of Fassie Records, came to the Parkview police station in Johannesburg with his lawyer to hand himself over.

Magoai said Fassie handed himself over after the police had issued a warrant for his arrest. They couldn’t locate him since his address has recently changed.

She said the police were even waiting for him in the South Gauteng High Court last week, where a legal battle is being waged over his mother’s estate, but he did not show up.

The alleged theft took place in the home of the person where Fassie lived before he moved, said Magoai.

Fassie appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday. He was released on R5 000 bail and will appear in court again on July 1.

Despite his arrest, he didn’t remove posts about the police from his Facebook page.

Also on the page is a video showing him entering the Douglasdale police station in Johannesburg.

He says to the police officers: “Hola, gents.”

The video shows officers chatting with him and asking for his autograph. One policeman even takes a photo with Fassie.

In a Facebook status update, Fassie wrote: “I’ve just returned from the Douglasdale police station. It was nothing. All they wanted was a few photographs and a few signitures [sic].”

Magoai said it is the Parkview police station that is investigating the case. She couldn’t say why Fassie went to the Douglasdale police station.

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