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Quick-witted detectives of SAPS Johannesburg Central arrest a 28-year-old man for perjury


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

GAUTENG - SAPS JHB Central detectives arrested a 28-year-old man for perjury on Tuesday, 01 March 2022 after he reported a false case of robbery at the station.

According to an initial report the man opened a false case of cellphone robbery. He alleged that he was robbed of his cellphone, a Huawei Blush Gold Nova 8 worth R11 000-00 on Monday, 28 February 2022.

Detectives accompanied the complainant to show them where he was robbed. The complainant then changed the facts of his complaint and told the police he was robbed somewhere else. The detectives then took him to view CCTV footage and the complainant refused. He told the police he was robbed at a tavern in Maboneng Precinct.

Further investigation revealed that the complainant opened a similar case of robbery in November last year and allegedly submitted an insurance claim. The suspect was subsequently arrested and is facing a charge of perjury.

Johannesburg Central Station Commander, Brigadier Perumal commended the detectives for a job well done. Brigadier Perumal urged the community to refrain from opening false cases and as such cases are viewed in a serious light and strongly condemned.


Captain Xoli Mbele
082 777 6263


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