Alleged Sandton hotel thief granted bail

2012-07-05 17:26

Johannesburg - A man arrested in connection with the theft of cash from a Sandton, Johannesburg, hotel guest was granted bail by the Alexandra Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Bail for Muzi Khumalo, 24, was set at R2 000, police spokesperson Warrant Officer Moses Maphakela said.

He would be back in court on July 30. Khumalo was arrested in Sandton on Sunday, a day after the robbery in the Holiday Inn hotel.

Prominent Jordanian banker Farid Alshabbar claimed €180 000 and R300,000 in cash were taken from a safe in his hotel room.

Maphakela said Khumalo was found in possession of some of the stolen money.

"He faces a charge of business burglary and theft."

The Holiday Inn said it was co-operating with the police's investigation.

  • Melusi - 2012-07-05 17:58

    Dumb thief,u deserve to be caught! They wouldn't dream of catching me if I had stolen R2million,nxxx!

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-05 18:09

    How did he manage to steal the whole hotel?

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-05 18:35

    At least he can afford a good lawyer !!!

      Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-05 23:00

      With money he stole no doubt

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-05 18:44

    once a thief ...always a thief....and bail.....what a shame...steal again

  • Adil Smit - 2012-07-05 18:56

    Why did the banker bring that much cash into South Africa?

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-05 23:02

    Everyone will be in court on the 30 except the thief

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