Mercedes looter case adjourned to February next year

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Mbuso Moloi, the alleged 'Mercedes looter', was caught on video carrying goods taken from a Woolworths store in Glenwood, Durban.
Mbuso Moloi, the alleged 'Mercedes looter', was caught on video carrying goods taken from a Woolworths store in Glenwood, Durban.

The case of alleged Mercedes looter, Mbuso Moloi, has been postponed to next year February. 

Moloi (30) made a brief appearance at the Durban Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. 

Moloi's parents were also in the court gallery. 

The state was supposed to hand over statement evidence to Moloi's attorney. The statements related to witnesses and police reports.

However, the state prosecutor in the case was not present as she was in isolation due to a Covid-19 related incident. 

Moloi is charged on four counts of public violence, theft, trespassing and driving a vehicle with false number plates.

Moloi came into infamy when a video of him trended on social media showing him carrying goods from a broken into Woolworths store in Glenwood, Durban.

He is then seen getting into a Mercedes car and driving off with the goods.

Shortly after the video went viral on social media, Moloi gave an interview to Timeslive denying that he looted the goods. He said he picked up the basket from the side of the road.

A longer video then emerged, showing Moloi coming out from inside the shop with the basket.

Moloi handed himself over to police on July 27 after an arrest warrant was issued for him.

In September, the state seized Moloi's R507 000 Mercedes C300 Coupe which he was driving on the day of the incident.

He has pleaded not guilty to all his charges.

The case will resume on February 10.

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