High-profile Cape Town taxi boss arrested in Pretoria

A high-profile Cape Town taxi boss who has been linked to various serious crimes is expected to appear in the Pretoria Central Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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According to police, the charges range between extortion, fraud, intimidation, murder, attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Western Cape police spokesperson, F.C van Wyk said, the suspect was moving between the Eastern Cape, East London and Pretoria.

‘’On 2023-12-10 at about 06:00, a joint operation was held between Western Cape Provincial Detectives, Pretoria National Intervention Unit, Eastern Cape and Head Office Crime Intelligence… Detailed investigation and following up on intelligence, led the SAPS members to a premises in Metro Park Parrow Mound, East Silver Lakes, Pretoria where he was hiding to evade arrest,’’ said Captain F.C van Wyk.

Van Wyk said the adult man was identified as the prime suspect and arrested on the various warrants of arrests for a Nyanga murder and double attempted murder case which was issued against the perpetrator. He added that further warrants issued were for a Mfuleni case of possession of an unlicensed firearm and an Ocean View matter, impersonating a police official.

‘’SAPS members worked around the clock to follow up information received and to secure the arrest which also led to the successful confiscation of one 9mm Glock pistol with 15 rounds, laptops, cellular telephones a white Ford Ranger and vehicle documents,’’ said Captain F.C van Wyk.

The suspect will be charged for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.


Done by: Esobusi Mkangelwa


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