A man who was on probation for rape is back behind bars after he allegedly robbed a Takealot delivery driver in Pretoria in August.
Nkosana Makhubo, 33, appeared in the Atteridgeville Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where he asked to be released on R1 000 bail on the basis of his ill health.
"However, the State opposed his bail application and told the court that Makhubo was... out on probation after he was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for rape. Therefore, he was likely to commit another offence [if he was] released on bail," National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said.
His bid for bail was denied.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on 12 October 2022.
According to Mahanjana, the delivery driver was on his way to Lotus Gardens in Pretoria after delivering food.
A group of men in two cars suddenly blocked his motorcycle.
"Three men robbed him of his money, bank cards, and two cellphones while threatening him with a knife and a firearm," Mahanjana added.
Makhubo was arrested a few days later when the driver pointed him out to the police and was charged with robbery with aggravating circumstances.