Police minister's bodyguard in court for theft

2011-12-10 10:00

Cape Town - It was not yet clear whether a policeman accused of stealing from Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa will be prosecuted, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court in Cape Town heard on Friday.

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 Friday'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.

  • Pieter - 2011-12-10 11:17

    New south africa, thieves dont get prosecuted.

      John - 2012-01-31 06:16

      Pieter, What about the recruitment policy?...Is scarry who protects SA ministers isn't it? This is a compleat circus...

  • Perfume5 - 2011-12-10 11:48

    Why does the Police Minister need a bodyguard, this baffles me!!

      Helmut - 2011-12-11 08:38

      Why do any of our ministers need bodygards? They think it makes them look important!

      John - 2012-01-31 06:22

      Ministers need a security...this is not a debate and/or decison of the minister. This is a matter of national security and is nothing to do if you like this person (minister) or not. Who gets the job as security personel is another story.

  • George - 2011-12-10 12:55

    One hell of an example of our police force

  • Arthur - 2011-12-10 13:25

    I bow my head in shame.

  • Rob - 2011-12-10 14:02

    Bananas, bananas!!!!

  • Bob - 2011-12-10 14:44

    Recidivist ...the whole lot of them. Catch them prosecute them and they will still go out and do it all over again!

  • Wiseman Sthembiso Mazomba - 2011-12-10 15:01

    What happened to psychometric tests,,when hiring,,even the current police large,,the whole mass recruitment hoards people who are not fit for jobs,,this is a problem in the public service,,we get people who are the opposite to the jobs they do...kuyabheda!

      George - 2011-12-10 15:42

      That was the best they had

  • Hugh - 2011-12-10 15:03

    I am amazed that they were not promoted. They likely did not steal. They just borrowed without permission and forgot to return whatever it was OR it was lying around and nobody claimed it so they took it.Does that sound familiar to anyone?

  • Mary-Lou - 2011-12-10 17:49

    "Isaacs was in the dock with co-accused Amdat Hossain, 42, and Mohammad Shapul Islam, 34." And they stole the Minister of Polices laptop, sounds like a bit of Al Qaeda to me.

  • Ian - 2011-12-10 18:12

    Go directly to jail, do not collect R200 and rot there you Pigs... No wait a pig is a creature of God... A common thief is like oh well just scum a piece of Sh1t. You are a disgrace to SAPS

  • Bobo - 2011-12-10 23:26

    Probably stole that fake ID his wearing from some other fake cop who bought it from the nigerians.

  • munyaradzi.ncube - 2011-12-11 14:16

  • comrade.zondi - 2011-12-12 13:43

    Eish Why steal from the boss - the poor are easier targets. Comrade Zondi

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