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Fiery dagga sales dispute sparks kidnapping charges against Naboomspruit police sergeant and husband

Three suspects—among them a Naboomspruit police sergeant—appeared in Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday facing charges of kidnapping a man who reportedly refused to surrender the money from the sales of dagga he is supposedly selling  on her husband’s behalf.

The trio, police Sergeant, Moseki Mokgaetji Francina 45, her husband, Banele Gama 28. and their accomplice Makutu Mdutuzi 28, –  a friend to the husband also facing charges of pointing of firearm, assault with intention to inflict grievous bodily harm, and robbery.

Two of the three suspects were remanded in custody while the police officer, Sergeant Moseki was released on warning.

The three are expected to make their second appearance on May  5,  2023.

The case docket has been handed over to Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to further investigate

Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said the three are charged with incidents that happened between April 8. 2023 and April 11,2023.

It is alleged that Gama, hired a man who stays in Modimolle to sell dagga on his behalf.

It is further reported that on April 8, 2023, Gama had a heated argument with the victim resulting in assaulting and robbing him  of his cash.

According to police reports, the suspects and the victim had an argument over the share of cash money for the dagga which was supposedly sold by the victim.

Col. Ledwaba said the argument resulted in Gama assaulting  and kidnapped his victim, selling dagga for him for failing to hand over the money.

It is further alleged that, while Gama was with the victim at the RDP house, Modimolle, his wife, a police sergeant dressed in full uniform  arrived driving her private vehicle.

She allegedly threatened pour the victim with petrol, burn , or shoot him.

The two forcibly took the victim to an RDP house in Mookgopong at Extension 8 where they locked him against his will.

The victim however managed the sneak out and reported the matter to police.

Police immediately commenced with investigations that resulted to the husband being arrested at Modimolle last Thursday. and has been making several court appearances until was joined by his wife and the accomplice on Monday.

The Acting Provincial police  Commissioner, Major General Jan Scheepers, condemned the incidents.

” This arrests will serve as a good example that no one is above the law.” added Major General Scheepers.

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