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Highlanders Secretary Loses R30,000 in Armed South Africa Robbery

  • Gibbs Dube

Burglarized vehicle belonging to Highlanders secretary Emmett Ndlovu.

Burglarized vehicle belonging to Highlanders secretary Emmett Ndlovu.

Highlanders secretary Emmett Ndlovu says he is lucky to be alive after armed robbers forced him a few days ago to part with R30,000 ($2,201), part of it being the club’s money collected from the sale of Bosso paraphernalia.

In a WhatsApp chat last night, Ndlovu told Studio 7 that he is lucky to be alive as the robbers pounced on him lastr Tuesdat and then he also lost property worth R30,000 when his car was vandalized the following day.

“I was robbed of R30,000 at gunpoint and unfortunately R14,500 ($1,061) of that amount was Highlanders money being proceeds from the sale of replica jerseys which money I was given to bring home.

“As if that was not enough, I then went back home at my son’s place because I didn’t have money for fuel. The next day thieves broke into the garage, tried to steal my car and again made away with products worth R30,000 which I wanted to courier home using malayitshas (border carriers).”

Ndlovu said he made two reports to the police who gave him case numbers and investigating officers. One of the messages from the South Africa Police Services reads in part, “…Mthethwa will investigate your case, Sebenza ref nr CAS 10/10/2015 United contact details … (mobile phone number inserted).”

Another investigations officer only identified as Mahne will take care of the other car breaking and robbery case.

Ndlovu said he has not yet received any response yet from the investigating officers, adding police warned him after the robbery to avoid carrying huge sums of money in South Africa.

“In fact, they said I was lucky to be alive. Unfortunately I have to pay back the money and that’s the painful part yet I thought I was helping out. Anyway God is in control.”

Find below the WhatsApp chat with Emmet Ndlovu (police contact details removed):

[10/5, 7:07 PM] Gibbs Dube: Hey
[10/5, 7:07 PM] Gibbs Dube: What happened
[10/5, 7:10 PM] Emmet: I was robbed at gun point in SA
[10/5, 7:10 PM] Gibbs Dube: Where exactly and how much did you lose I the processs
[10/5, 7:10 PM] Emmet: I was robbed of R30 000 at gun point and unfortunately R14500 of that amount was Highlanders money being proceeds from the sale of replica jerseys which money l was given to bring home .
[10/5, 7:10 PM] Emmet: As if that was not enough l then went back home at my son's place because I didn't have money for fuel . The next day thieves broke into the the garage , tried to steal my car and again made away with products worth R30 000 which I wanted to courier home ngo malayitsha .
[10/5, 7:11 PM] Gibbs Dube: When did all this happen
[10/5, 7:11 PM] Gibbs Dube: I see
[10/5, 7:12 PM] Emmet: On Tuesday last week is when I was robbed at around 0930 hrs
[10/5, 7:13 PM] Gibbs Dube: Did you make police report and if so, any progress in investigations.
[10/5, 7:13 PM] Emmet: This was around Edenvale area
[10/5, 7:13 PM] Gibbs Dube: Johannesburg, l guess
[10/5, 7:14 PM] Emmet: Then on Wednesday night the break in .
[10/5, 7:14 PM] Emmet: Yes I made reports on both cases ....let me forward the case numbers
[10/5, 7:15 PM] Gibbs Dube: Send them sir.
[10/5, 7:15 PM] Emmet: Message from SAPS. LEIET,MP MTHETHWA will investigate your case SEBENZA ref nr CAS 10/10/2015.Unit contact detail:011-......Do NOT reply to this SMS.
[10/5, 7:15 PM] Emmet: Message from SAPS. Case registered on 2015-10-02 at SEBENZA ref nr CAS 10/10/2015. Station contact detail: . Do NOT reply to this SMS.
[10/5, 7:15 PM] Emmet: Message from SAPS.Case registered on 2015-10-01 at LINDEN ref nr CAS 8/10/2015.Station contact detail:.Do NOT reply to this SMS.
[10/5, 7:15 PM] Emmet: Message from SAPS. WO.AR MAHNE will investigate your case LINDEN ref nr CAS 8/10/2015.Unit contact detail:.Do NOT reply to this SMS.
[10/5, 7:16 PM] Gibbs Dube: Any response yet
[10/5, 7:16 PM] Emmet: Nothing baba that country is hopeless when it comes to such investigations
[10/5, 7:17 PM] Emmet: I guess you can pick up the names of the investigating officers from the forwarded messages hey !!
[10/5, 7:18 PM] Gibbs Dube: Looks like huge sum. Were you not warned about such money.
[10/5, 7:18 PM] Gibbs Dube: I will pick them. Any additional information.
[10/5, 7:19 PM] Emmet: Warned ??? By who ?
[10/5, 7:19 PM] Gibbs Dube: Friends.
[10/5, 7:19 PM] Gibbs Dube: Relatives, may be.

[10/5, 7:20 PM] Emmet: Unfortunately not . It was only at the police station that I was warned and in actual fact they say lm lucky to be alive
[10/5, 7:22 PM] Emmet: Let me retire now baba
[10/5, 7:22 PM] Emmet: Should you require any further information on the issue lm at your disposal
[10/5, 7:24 PM] Gibbs Dube: Thanks Emmet. Good night
[10/5, 7:24 PM] Gibbs Dube:
[10/5, 7:24 PM] Gibbs Dube: I faced the same thing in 2007. So sad
[10/5, 7:25 PM] Emmet: Emmett spell it with double tt
[10/5, 7:25 PM] Gibbs Dube: Sure. Thanks
[10/5, 7:25 PM] Emmet: Unfortunately I have to pay back the money and that's the painful part yet l thought l was helping out
[10/5, 7:26 PM] Gibbs Dube: Very unfortunate man
[10/5, 7:26 PM] Emmet: Anyway God is in control

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