Lepelle Water boss evades suspicious Hawks ‘arrest’, fears for his life

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Phineas Legodi. Picture: File
Phineas Legodi. Picture: File

Limpopo’s Lepelle Water chief executive Phineas Legodi says he has to keep his cellphone switched off to avoid being tracked down by people “pretending” to be Hawks officials with a suspicious warrant of arrest.

On Friday Legodi, who was reportedly suspended though he had dismissed the claims, opened a criminal case against the unknown men from Gauteng, who had travelled to Polokwane police station on Thursday to arrest him. They could not produce the required copy of the warrant for the local police.

City Press has seen an affidavit signed by warrant officer Kemishi Masogo, who interacted with the “four black men” when they arrived at the Polokwane station.

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