Vusi Mathibela, feared Mamelodi taxi boss, has been arrested attempting to leave South Africa, which violates his bail conditions. It has also been revealed that Mathibela had been in possession of his passport and had also left the country before as recently as October.
Fearsome taxi boss, Vusi Mathibela, was arrested while attempting to leave South Africa for Dubai.
According to The Sowetan, Mathibela's bail conditions had prevented him from leaving the country, but he seems to have nevertheless been able to come and go as he pleases.
Advocate Andre Fourie told a Pretoria High Court yesterday that the taxi boss had been in possession of his passport and had left the country for Malawi during October. This had been uncovered while the state applied to have Mathibela's bail cancelled.
Mathibela had been arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of Wandile Bozwana, a North West businessman. He had been granted R50 000 bail on a number of conditions, including that he should not be arrested for any other offence while out on bail.
The taxi boss had been meant to hand his passport in and was not allowed to leave Gauteng without getting permission first.
The court heard that Mathibela had on numerous occasions failed to report to a police station as had been required:
"Sometimes the applicant would not sign in at all while on some occasions he would report after hours. He did not report on 18 and 25 January, 11 February, and March 8."
The case is set to continue on 16 April and Mathibela additionally faces charges of assault, extortion and intimidation.
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