- Minister of Police Bheki Cele has revealed that the now former ANC employee suspected of being involved in a Dobsonville, Soweto CIT heist has been linked to more heists and other crimes
- The ANC confirmed that Errol Velile Present was the man in question and confirmed that his employment had been terminated
- Cele said Present had links to other CIT heists, had been arrested for drunken driving and other crimes and dodged court proceedings on numerous occasions
The minister of police Bheki Cele has revealed that the now former ANC employee who is a suspect in a Dobsonville, Soweto cash-in-transit (CIT) could be a career criminal. On Thursday morning, Cele revealed that Errol Velile Present had links to many other crimes.
Cele said Present had been linked with at least one other CIT heist, had been arrested for drunken driving and for other crimes. Cele added that Present had dodged or ignored court proceedings on numerous occasions.
Earlier, the ANC confirmed the identity of Present and also confirmed that his employment had been terminated. Present had been working at the party’s national headquarters Luthuli House for ten years.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Cele said Present looked like he was a ‘habitual criminal’ and would be investigated by the relevant law-enforcement agencies.
On Wednesday, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba revealed that he had been informed that one of the suspects in the Dobsonville CIT heist was an ANC employee who worked at Luthuli House.
Mashaba questioned how the ANC could be trusted to run the country when its own employees were involved in such flagrant disregard for the rule of law.
The ANC later confirmed that one of its employees had been arrested and been in court for allegedly being involved in a ‘serious crime.’
EWN.co.za reported that Present and his three co-accused are expected to apply for bail in the matter. The hearing is scheduled to take place at the end of July.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Present has also been linked with a R97 million ‘farms for friends scandal’ which also has ties with a former minister.
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