Lobola dodger fakes being robbed

2012-07-30 22:36

Johannesburg - A Phuthaditjhaba man is facing a perjury charge after falsely reporting that he was robbed of R20 000, Free State police said on Monday.

The 31-year-old, from Intabazwe, alleged that his friends robbed him of the money he intended to use for a lobola payment on Saturday, Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said.

"He told police he was with three friends on his way home from the bank when one of them grabbed him whilst the other two searched and robbed him."

The man claimed that they took his money and identity document and ran away.

"He went to the Harrismith police station to report the matter and a task team was organised to search for his robbers."

It was established that the man had not withdrawn the money that day and that the addresses he claimed belonged to the robbers were false.

The identity document he reported as stolen was found in his possession during an interrogation.

"It was also established that the man had planned the whole thing to avoid paying lobola to the parents of his fiancée as he promised," said Mophiring.

He was arrested and was expected to appear in the Harrismith Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

  • fran.aphane - 2012-07-30 22:55

    Hey girl i know this maybe shocking but it is also embarrassing to you and your family and I hope you put up enough courage and dump his ass. Shame sorry Sisi, he is a compulsive liar.

  • mbonyathi - 2012-07-30 23:59

    lobola my foot!!!!!

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-31 01:13

    I do not blame this bloke at all R20.000 is a lot of money to pay just for lobola, the union between a man and woman should not based on big cash for the in-laws because a person is not for sale, I myself I payed my inlaws R5.000 but they wanted R40.000 because I was working and living in Britain, I refused and ask them if they were selling their daughter to me and at the end they agreed a small token I gave them because I was about to leave their daughter behind and catch a plane back to Britain.

      gngaleka - 2012-07-31 07:25

      You don't have to lie to justify your point. Paying lobola is not buying the money comes back to the couple through followup rituals which strenthens the union between the two families. Though 40000 is a little steep agreeing to 5000 is utter rubbish.

      adri.noble - 2012-07-31 07:41

      Glad you put your foot down, nogals R40 000, ridiculous. R5000 is and was sufficient. Nobody will pay lobola for me it BS.

      r.mashigo - 2012-07-31 08:12

      hai you're lying man!

      mart.botha - 2012-07-31 08:19

      Hi Keith...this is only my opinion but may I suggest that the paying of lobola as a pre-requirement of marriage in those cultures that have this practice,contributes somewhat to the unmarried mother and fatherless children syndrome that proliferates in Africa. I apologise if I do not know enough but this seems a logical contributing factor which was/is obviously compounded by the old migrant nature of our labour force.

      ntonty.metsing - 2012-07-31 11:47

      Shame on you 5 grand? what year was this? 80?

  • tshinanne - 2012-07-31 01:21

    Who's going to post bail? The friends or the makoti? LOL

  • Carlo Gieljoumie - 2012-07-31 03:52

    How did this idiot make the news

      Sakhumzi Vapi - 2012-07-31 05:34

      is this dude out of his mind Makoti get someone fresh and leave this Moron his not ready to be a man#Childish# and usessles

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  • Sakhumzi Vapi - 2012-07-31 05:38

    lol makoti do not stress about idiots this moron is not ready to be a husband get someone else whos focus not this fool

  • tsietsi.gagai - 2012-07-31 06:21

    This is a kind of story u wud xpect 2 rid on Daily Sun.

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-07-31 06:44

    Just when I think I heard it all

  • godesha - 2012-07-31 06:47

    Not only did he humiliate the girl, but wasted the police's time and the tax payers' money. Shame on him.

  • jmalatji2 - 2012-07-31 08:11

    Sorry 4 dat lady n gud job by cops 4 arresting this moemiesh he wasted cops tym n state resources,this lady deserves better n I wish she wil find someone who wil love her n pay lobola

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  • shengeboy - 2012-07-31 09:28

    so chief, u were going to pay 20 000 lobola,& u had doupts?? so affordable & yet u tried to dodged???u'll never find the bride so cheap boss. u messed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ntonty.metsing - 2012-07-31 11:52

    lucky girl atleast u saw his true colours b4 tiying a knot

  • becker.simelane - 2012-08-13 11:16

    Let the law take its own course, people like him are wasting government's money (our money), if he had no money to pay lobola, he could have told his fiancee about his financial status.

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