85-year-old accused of selling farmland illegally could face more charges

85-year-old accused of selling farmland illegally could face more charges

- Khekhe Edward Ngcobo, accused of selling farmland illegally recently appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court

- The elder was let off with a warning to not interfere with the owners or their land again

- However, according to the police, Ngcobo could face more charges in the future

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Khekhe Edward Ngcobo, the 85-year-old who was accused of being involved in the illegal selling of a farm in Inanda, Durban got off with a warning.

Ngcobo was told by the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court to never interfere with the farm owners or land again.

The elder stood accused of malicious damage to property and fraud. His case was postponed to 22 January 2019.

However, news24 reports Ngcobo could face more charges in the future.

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Brigadier Jay Naicker stated that it is likely that Ngcobo could face more charges after his court appearance.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Ngcobo's associates took off as soon as they heard of his arrest.

They are linked to 19 cases, including theft, trespassing, malicious damage to property, intimidation and fraud.

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An investigation into this case have been ongoing since 2017.

The cases were handed over to the provincial task team after it was brought to the attention of the acting provincial commissioner that there was no progress with regards to the investigations into these cases. Following a protracted investigation, which included the involvement of the office of the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in KZN, a controlled operation was conducted and the suspect sold private land to police agents for R20 000.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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