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Public warned after Uitenhage woman busted for perjury

Feb 20, 2019
Public warned after Uitenhage woman busted for perjury

An attentive and very alert detective from Uitenhage arrested a 31-year-old female on Monday, at 13:30, on a charge of perjury. 

"The arrest followed, after a case of robbery (of a cellphone) was opened by the 31-year-old complainant on Saturday, after she was allegedly robbed by an unknown male on Thursday last week," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.  

"According to the victim’s statement, she was taking 'selfies' with her cellphone on 14 February, at about 05:30, close to the corners of John- and Caledon Street, Uitenhage, when she was suddenly approached by an unknown male, who verbally threatened her and robbed her of her Huawei P Smart cellphone worth over R10 000-00."

The victim only reported the case of robbery at SAPS Uitenhage two days later.  

"Intensive investigations into the alleged robbery followed and it was exposed that the cellphone was never stolen and that it was still being used by the same 31-year-old complainant," said Capt Swart.

"The accused, Nolubabalo Gula (31) appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, on a charge of perjury.

"She was released on warning and the case was remanded until Wednesday, 6 March 2019, for further investigation."

Acting Uitenhage SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll, commended the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer, Deon Roos, for his excellent investigation skills and ensuring that those, who break the law are brought to book. 

Brigadier Koll also warned the community not to make false statements, as perjury is a serious offence and the consequences can be severe.

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