Man lies about robbery to dodge exam

2012-09-19 22:16

Cape Town - A student was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly lying about being robbed in central Cape Town so he could be exempt from an examination, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said the man, 19, told police he had been robbed at gunpoint by four men on Wednesday at the corner of Darling and Buitenkant streets.

He claimed they took his cellphone, money and bank cards, and threatened to dump his body if he did not co-operate.

The student said he managed to fight off one of the robbers before running to the Cape Town Central police station, to open a case of armed robbery.

"After being thoroughly interviewed by the detectives, the complainant admitted that he was telling lies to the police, because he wanted an exemption to his examination paper that was due today," Van Wyk said.

"He wants the case number, which was going to be handed to his lecturer... so that he will be given an exemption."

The man was charged with defeating the ends of justice.

  • Zaba - 2012-09-19 22:24

    Daaaaah stupid.

      sekalf.nroc - 2012-09-20 07:20

      thank you for these most important news - news24! You are always at the forefront - hey?

  • - 2012-09-19 22:29

    It was better for him to say a dog ate his homework! He gets a valuable lesson in law.

  • letsallbefriendsdammit - 2012-09-19 22:48

    When we wanted to get off we got a doctors note. 'Doc, I've got gastro'. Not a smart route but hey, no criminal record

  • adri.noble - 2012-09-19 22:48

    Bwahahahaha, ONLY IN SA!

      Mark - 2012-09-20 07:22

      You don't get around much do you?

  • philani.sidinile - 2012-09-19 22:55

    The student must be studying towards a BA in Politics/Political Science.

  • rockafella.funksatar - 2012-09-19 23:20

    ja ne Dr's notes are expensive

  • Cappuccinno4u - 2012-09-19 23:23

    dumb stupid budhole threw himself in jail.. He cud hav opted 4 a sicknote, stupid.. He's watched 2 much CSI new york hahahahaha or was dis CSI Cape town?! Crackhead..

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-19 23:42

    What happened to gastro or the flu. What a fool

      Erna - 2012-09-20 00:22

      In SA it is more believable that you were held up than having flu.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-09-20 12:38


  • motleleng - 2012-09-20 00:18

    That's an OBE product...he got 30% in grade 12 that's why he's so stupid!!!!

      Touchy More - 2012-09-20 01:53

      u r too hash.

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-09-20 07:40

      Are you an Auzzie? "You too hash" Pronounced like "a" in "hand" perhaps?

  • louw.morne - 2012-09-20 00:20

    Doctors note R250 Fake robbery R0 Look on Doffel's face when police arrests him... priceless

  • songezo.kilani - 2012-09-20 00:55

    Lol, too clever for your own good.

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-09-20 01:37

    Give that man an exemption!

  • vuyolwethu.booi - 2012-09-20 02:25

    lol i think it was desperate and did he not study his books to go to such extremes...?

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-09-20 02:42

    Sudent of stupidity?

  • Sabelo Manqele - 2012-09-20 05:11

    he was stupid enough 2 stand infront of policeman&lie 4 damn stupid reason!

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-09-20 05:36

    What a peckerhead !!

  • mandilakhe.nompehle - 2012-09-20 06:22

    I thought I will do the same too

  • Tshepo Gwamanda - 2012-09-20 06:26

    What a douchebag!!! How about going to the doctor and getting a sick note!? How about my mom's sister/cousin who raised me up died!! I'm surprised he was even going to school this airhead!!!!!

  • shireen.abbas - 2012-09-20 06:40

    @19 he is stil a child ! And kids tend to make stupid mistakeS period !! So you guys plz dnt act all high like you have never done something stupiD and police stupid to wana lock him up , so what now would police like yet another case brought up against state when this child gets attacked in in cell again !! Sick

      phoofolo.lebohang - 2012-09-20 07:00

      Wake-up, loud mouth. a charge is defeat end of justice... idiot its like a leopard never ever change.

  • anele.mveku - 2012-09-20 06:53

    *loughs out loud* This should teach him a lesson.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-09-20 06:53

    Kwedini zange woluse mfana wam. (u have never looked after cattles or sheep in the mountain) thats why u are caught. U seldom get robbed in ct cbd. Atlist u should have said in bellville or claremont. If not lie abt ur health.

  • nthete.moalosi - 2012-09-20 07:05

    Its a gud story bt CPT CBD haha,u choose wrong place nxt tym say bellville.Its lyk sayng u gt robbed in Mandela's house who would belv u.wonder if i used it if it will work.

  • busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-09-20 07:23

    Son of a DA supporter

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-20 07:24

    Hahahahahah! They are being too harsh on the boy! We used to fake being sick and go to the campus doctor for R25, get a sick note and qualify for the 'sick exam'. And the 'sick exam' was always more difficult than the normal one, but at least we were better prepared. He's a student, students do stupid things. Let the boy go!

  • gerry.gee.39 - 2012-09-20 07:46

    Does'nt that intersection have CCTV cameras? That's how they caught him out.

  • samacoba - 2012-09-20 07:54

    So in a nutshell,the genius walked into the Police station to get himself arrested...Wow!!!

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-09-20 09:34

    What a plonker

  • James.A.Green - 2012-09-20 09:54

    This was the right punishment. It's small things like this which are the gateway to corruption. Time would have been wasted investigating a fake case where it could have gone somewhere else. Further, why should we give students room to do this? To lie about your education is tantamount to fraud. We don't need people like this holding up our society.

  • ally.oh.7 - 2012-09-20 10:16

    Toss him in the klink for 3 months and he can then catch up on studying. Is he going to put this on his CV when he graduates and goes looking for a job?

  • candicemartina.may - 2012-09-20 12:26


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