Vusi Khekhe handed himself over to the police in Germiston on Tuesday night. This happens after the suspect was accused of allegedly been part of a group “terrorising” Mamelodi community. Police had obtained a warrant for Vusi Reginald Mathibela also known as “Vusi Khekhe” following cases of extortion, intimidation and assault claimed against him.
“The long arm of the law knows no boundaries, and will forever take its course no matter who you are. Residents of Mamelodi have been living in fear for far too long, the authority of the State will be felt and heard in all corners of South Africa” said Cele.
“We shall continue to stay true to our mission as the police to prevent and combat anything that may threaten the safety and security of any community and investigate all crimes and further ensure that offenders are brought to justice.”
Police said three of the suspects, Zwelibanzi Ngubane, Justice Khumalo and Asante Alfred were charged with possession of unlicensed firearms. They all appeared in the Alexander Magistrate’s Court on Monday and were released on R2000 bail each and their case was postponed to April for further investigation. Police further revealed that the fourth and fifth suspects, Elias Skosana and Kompi Stemmer Monageng were charged with extortion, intimidation and assault. While the sixth suspect was released pending further investigations on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm.
“We are confident that Vusi Reginald “Khekhe” Mathibela has cases to answer to”, said National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole.
Khekhe is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court soon. The date is not yet finalised.
By: Fortunate Machaba