Alex Japho Matlala
2 minute read
16 Jan 2020
6:50 am

ANC MP, EFF leader in court for alleged theft of shoes, cellphone

Alex Japho Matlala

ANC member of parliament Boy Mamabolo said police were working hand-in-glove with his political foes and criminals to dent his image.

FILE PICTURE: Boy Mamabolo. Picture: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Elijar Mushiana

Cape Town ANC member of parliament Boy Mamabolo and the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Limpopo leader, Jossey Buthane, were arrested this week for allegedly stealing a pair of Carvela shoes and a cellphone. Spokesperson for the police in Limpopo, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, confirmed the two were arrested on Monday and charged with malicious damage to property and theft. Mojapelo said the arrest comes after the community went on the rampage and torched an unoccupied shack in Zone 3. “The community converged at an open space to discuss the escalating crime in the area after an 18-year-old boy, Thorisho Kgomo, was allegedly...