- McDonald Ndou, who plays the role of KK in popular soap, Muvhango, was arrested by the Hawks over the weekend
- The actor and two other men faced a list of charges that included impersonating police officials, extortion, theft and kidnapping
- Ndou has since been released and the charges against him provisionally withdrawn
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that a popular South African actor and two accomplices were arrested on charges of impersonating police officials, extortion, theft, kidnapping, corruption, defeating the ends of justice and aiding a criminal.
According to a report by TimesLIVE, the actor was Muvhango's McDonald Ndou, who plays the role of KK in the popular TV show.
The actor has since been released by the Hawks after they withdrew the charges against him.
The actor and the two other suspects were caught after they allegedly pretended to be police officers to blackmail a businessman into paying them R100 000.
Ndivhuwo Mulamu, a Hawks spokesperson, confirmed that two other suspects appeared in the Booysens Magistrate's Court on Monday, 15 July while the charges were provisionally withdrawn against Ndou.
"Two of the accused men, Owen Landi and Emmanuel Shabani, were charged and will remain in custody until they appear in a bail application hearing. However, McDonald Ndou's charges have been provisionally withdrawn pending investigation because the court doesn't want to maliciously prosecute him."
Ndou remains a person of interest in the case but more investigations will have to be carried out.
"Only after the investigation is done and if the results of the investigation call for it will Ndou be charged, arrested and his case put on the court roll."
Muvhango has since shared a statement on social media addressing the matter:
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