Find Simphiwe Manzini: Woman Charged After Confessing She Faked Hijacking

Find Simphiwe Manzini: Woman Charged After Confessing She Faked Hijacking

- The woman who had claimed that she was hijacked and launched the #FindSimphiwe search has confessed to the police that she had faked the ordeal

- The police have charged the woman with perjury, defeating the ends of justice and fraud

- Her alleged hijacking had launched a massive manhunt as people searched for her

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A 28-year-old woman has been arrested by the police after she confessed that she had lied about being hijacked.

South Africans launched a frantic search for the woman under the hashtag #FindSimphiwe. She had allegedly posted about her hijacking from the boot of her car which resulted in a frantic manhunt.

Woman charged by police after she confessed that she'd faked her hijacking
The woman who claimed that she had been hijacked had sent a number of updates about her situation. Photo credit: @kanya_kb
Source: Twitter

She has been charged with perjury, defeating the ends of justice and fraud according to Times Live.

The sympathy the woman enjoyed will no doubt turn to scorn as thousands of concerned citizens realise that she had allegedly lied about the whole ordeal.

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According to IOL, the woman had confessed to the police that she had not been hijacked and that she had faked the whole ordeal.

According to Jacaranda FM the woman let people know that she was safe after the ordeal but the situation rapidly changed when it turned out all to be an elaborate lie.

A post was shared by Michael Gethe, who reported that a man called Chris Mbedu had taken part in the search, and had spent a considerable amount of money and time trying to find the hijacked woman.

He revealed that through their tracking records her car allegedly never left her home. The same car that she had allegedly been hijacked in.

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Earlier, Briefly News reported that a Johannesburg woman had social media users concerned after sharing via a Facebook status update that she'd been hijacked and stuffed in the boot of her own vehicle.

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Simphiwe Mtimande was allegedly taken somewhere near Johannesburg's Mall of the South.

Horrifically, the young woman even shared that her hijackers stopped to quarrel about who might have their way with her and that her only means of protection was a pair of scissors she carried in her trunk.

Soon, enough Mzansi social media users were up in arms trying to locate the young woman with the hashtag #FindSimphiwe. Local celebs like @jessicankosi and @lasizwe even got behind the movement in what appeared a desperate attempt to find Mtimande.

In other news, a viral video of an attempted hijacking in Centurion, shared by Twitter user @Abramjee, has Mzansi questioning the state of crime in our beloved nation.

The video evidence has only surfaced recently but it's reported the horrific hijacking and attempted kidnapping took place almost two weeks ago. @Abramjee shared that the young woman had been followed from a nearby garage before being stopped by a group of men outside her complex gate.

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The vandals then violently seized her vehicle and tried to put the courageous woman in the car's boot.

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