- The woman who claimed Deputy President David Mabuza had been plotting to have people murdered has been arrested
- Petronella Sambo was taken into custody in Lowscreek, Mpumalanga on charges of perjury
- This comes after the accused allegedly reported a fake robbery, telling authorities that her work equipment had been stolen
Petronella Sambo has been taken into custody after lying to the police about a false robbery.
The woman accused Deputy President David Mabuza of compiling a hit list, which she uncovered while cleaning his Joburg home, reports SowetanLIVE.
But this latest development occurred in Mpumalanga, where Sambo told police she had been robbed of work equipment including a laptop.
The 32-year-old had reportedly lied to gain access to a safe place for citizens placed under witness protection, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Police spokesperson Brig Leonard Hlathi confirmed that perjury charges had been placed against Sambo:
"The accused told police that she was working for Sabie Sisop Komatiland as an administration clerk and was robbed of money and a laptop belonging to the company."
Hlathi added that the suspect told police that she had been placed in witness protection:
"Investigation proved that she lied to the safe place when she got there and said she was a lawyer investigating a high-profile case. She was therefore arrested in that safe place."
Sambo will be appearing in the Barberton magistrate's court in connection with the charges on Monday.
The NPA revealed that the woman had become a fugitive after absconding her R3 000 bail agreement in the defamation case involving Mabuza.
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