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Suspect appears in court for robbery

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT - A 37-year-old man appeared at the Masoyi Periodical Court today on charges of robbery with a weapon other than a firearm. Themba Makamu was arrested by police at Masoyi yesterday.

According to the information, the suspect and an accomplice, who is still at large allegedly robbed a man who was walking home from work. It is reported that the man noticed the two following him prompting him to run however, the suspects chased him and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash at knifepoint. The suspects fled on foot.

The man reported the matter to the police who opened a case and launched a search for the suspects. They (police) managed to trace the suspects and arrested one at Mahushu while the other managed to evade the arrest. Makamu was charged accordingly and hence his court appearance.

During his court appearance, the matter was postponed to 02 March 2022 for a formal bail application and for further investigation meanwhile Makamu was remanded in custody. He will appear again at the same court (Masoyi Periodical Court).

Police are still looking for the remaining suspect and urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Detective Sergeant Smanga Mnisi on 076 618 3121 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, information can be shared with police via MySAPS APP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.


Colonel Donald Mdhluli
082 608 6540