Man in court over fake hijack

2012-01-25 16:46

Polokwane - A man appeared in the Matlala Magistrate's Court on Wednesday after allegedly claiming he had been hijacked to get the police to give him a lift, Limpopo police said.

"Lesley Mabitsela, 30, is out on free bail," Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said.

The matter was postponed to March 8 for further investigations.

Ramatseba said Mabitsela deceived the police on the night of December 3 last year by saying he was stranded at Rametloane village after the man who gave him a lift was hijacked.

"He alleged that eight men travelling in two cars hijacked the one he was travelling in, dumped him on the road, and sped away with the driver," Ramatseba said.

"Police drove him to Mankgodi village where he said he was going. It later emerged that Mabitsela wanted to travel to that village to visit his girlfriend, but lied to the police as he had no transport."

He was arrested and charged with perjury.

  • Peter - 2012-01-25 16:48

    WTF??? where the h*ll is this okes brains??? actually no...dont tell me. I think we all know its a place that gets NO sunshine

  • Myancmyfuture - 2012-01-25 16:57

    Things we do to get laid.

      Gareth - 2012-01-25 17:00

      HA HA HA HA HA HA so true !!!!

  • Lorenzo - 2012-01-25 16:59

    Give that man a Bells

      George - 2012-01-25 18:08

      I vote him for presedent. He would have used someone elses plane to go to usa

  • Ben - 2012-01-25 17:18

    Kick his behind.

  • Teboho N Shelile - 2012-01-25 17:32

    He deserves a pat on shoulder!.....My man.

  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-25 17:56

    n Boer maak n plan!

  • Loeto Mocwane - 2012-01-25 18:01

    Give that man a Bel... no, a decent whiskey!

  • boownz - 2012-01-25 19:02

    really wanted to put an intelligent comment here, but yoo, lol, i can't stop

  • Odicito - 2012-01-25 19:22

    A man's got to do what a man's got to do!

  • Sean - 2012-01-25 21:08

    Police take actions like these very serious! Ask me I deal with them! These people pay dearly for committing perjury - serious crimes could have been attended to while someone was getting a free ride home! Next time youj phone the police for urgent attention due to a serious case and you get the answer "We have no vehicles to attend to your urgent call right now.... " think twice about supporting someone getting a "free drive home"!

  • arcticencounter - 2012-01-25 21:38

    Strange. When a friend of mine was hijacked with her two small children in the car and dropped in Mamelodi, East of Pretoria, the police would not let her use one of their cell phones to call her husband who was not at home at the time and the station's phone could only dial a local number! They would not give her a lift back home either - 4 kilometers away.

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