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Durban drama: Man arrested with 700 SASSA cards and stolen car

This Durban suspect seems to be in serious trouble. Police arrested a man for the possession of 700 SASSA cards and a stolen car in Ballito.

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Image: @IOL / Twitter

South African Police Service (SAPS) have arrested a suspect with 700 SASSA cards and a stolen vehicle in Durban on Tuesday.

SUSPECT STOLE R100 000 FROM SASSA?

The 32-year-old man identified as Tumbikani Luwazi Mzamara, was handcuffed after police had followed a lead to catch a vehicle that went missing in Ntuzuma, KwaZulu Natal.

The vehicle was soon spotted in Ballito outside a posh flat. Upon finding the driver inside the premises, Mzamara faced several questions about the vehicle, but sadly for him, his answers let him down because an arrest was soon to follow.

“The police proceeded to the said place and found the vehicle parked in front of a flat in Ballito,” KZN SAPS spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

“The occupant of the flat was interviewed but could not give any satisfactory answer for being in possession of the vehicle.”

HOUSE SEARCH UNCOVERS SASSA CARDS AND UNBELIEVABLE ITEMS

The suspect then left the officers with little choice but to take a look around the flat for any fishy business and we can bet the cops did not expect to discover what was next.

According to the report, over 700 cards, including those from SASSA were found. Other items included six speed points, car papers, cash, ATM cards, laptop computers, and ATM card readers.

Mzamara is further suspected of withdrawing R189 391.27 from Sassa accounts between August 2020 and July 2021.

“The suspect was then arrested and charged with possession of the stolen property,” Gwala said.

Elsewhere in Ballito, a missing chef, Chris Kruger, has been found alive in Ballito. He spent the storming night in the wilderness after his car got stuck in the sand.

According to the story details, Kruger had told his family he was going out for target practice with his air rifles at a local construction site – but failed to return home on the same day.

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