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Photo doctored, says accused

By Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi | Aug 26, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 71 ]

WILLIAM "King of bling" Mbatha says a picture on Facebook showing him with a customised yellow Lamborghini laptop has been manipulated

"That is me in the picture, but that laptop is not mine because I have a white, and not a yellow Lamborghini laptop, as is shown in the picture," he said.

The picture was downloaded from his Facebook page.

The state has used the picture to place Mbatha, 38, at a crime scene where a Johannesburg businessman was robbed of cash and a yellow Lamborghini laptop.

"I would not have stolen a Lamborghini laptop because I already had one," he told the Johannesburg high court yesterday.

In the picture, Mbatha said, he appeared to have a beard and his cellphone was black.

"My cellphone is maroon and I do not have a beard on the side. This shows that the photo was doctored. I bought the laptop through my friend Shawn," Mbatha said.

He said the police confiscated the laptop, his phone and camera after his arrest.

Prosecutor Elize le Roux said the customised laptop was not easily obtainable.

But Mbatha said: "You can get it anywhere. You can get it in Japan, Dubai ... "

Le Roux dismissed his claims and said he had stolen the laptop from Ismael Omar.

"These robbers had a taste for expensive, exclusive and exquisite things. And Omar said it was you who robbed him," she said.

On April 9 2009 Omar and his family were ambushed by armed men who posed as police officers.

He was taken to his home in Meyersdal in Alberton, where he was robbed of about R200000 in cash, two laptops, two firearms and jewellery.

Mbatha is on trial for a series of armed robberies in which he is alleged to have passed himself off as a cop before robbing his victims.

Le Roux said the state would bring forward an application to reopen its case because Mbatha was disputing the authenticity of the photo. The trial was postponed to next week.

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Man that school or matric sh***t is a joke
The same people who control the school system, control
The prison system, and the whole social system
Ever since slavery.

Aug 26, 2011 4:42 | 0 replies

@lepitori
I wonder if you were the victim you will be saying that...so what you are saying is that-what this criminals are doing is good cause they take from the rich and give back to the community...

Aug 26, 2011 12:4 | 0 replies

@ Takosconvict and LOL Its seems as if you have beef le MADONGA a Pitori. Takos broe, I am definite ba go jele ngwana ba go nwa le byala daai dag. Askies ntja.

MaPitori see you guys have created a monster ka go jela motho motho.

Stop being bitter Takos life goes on. Go tla loka!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heeeeeeee heeeeeeeeee heeeeeeeeeee tl tl tl tlll tlllllll ttttllllllllllllllll. Iyo you have my day broe!

Take it easy and the next time you go to Pitori, leave your chick behind!

Aug 26, 2011 11:58 | 0 replies

@tKAY, yea the things he did where good, same as those people @ the parliament, they are criminals in a way, cause they take your tax money and use it for their personal stuff, and you get nothing 2 end, and like him, he takes from the rich and gives to the poor, thats the reason y they see him as a role model, i bet you dont even know.

Aug 26, 2011 11:20 | 0 replies

@pitoria
were u there? ke bo mang? i rather date a pure venda,zulu,shangaan or xhosa guy than a mixture of all. o tla borega if u go deeper ko bo mamelodi, attridgeville, soshanguve and just listening to their language. eish! i really get turned off. i dont care whether u r a millionaire or a truck driver, the language just turns me off. its all the same, basadi, banna. i want to go back ko kasi bcos i sometimes find myself uttering the same language. i dont know where am getting it from cos i dont have boyfriend in pta or a close friend. maybe its contiguous

@tako
ke le donga as they say ka sepotori not man ... lol!

Aug 26, 2011 11:4 | 0 replies

@ takoskonvict.aka.king-of-fakes.aka.shit-head:
what does money have to do with everything? so you are one of these lousy guys who are buying love from women? shame. you see this is excatly what i am talking about when i say your parents must go and demand the school fee's refund for your schooling. here in petori we do not use money to propose to women. we will take your wife or girlfrined o tsamaya ka whatever the fVcking fancy machine you will be driving. takos my friend you are pathetic, so dissapointing...

Aug 26, 2011 11:2 | 0 replies

lol!
@takoskonvict
ba jwetse wena. bo abuti ba teng ba apara dibrandwood ka flosheme le kousu tse white. i stay in pretoria bcos i work here but grand grand, ba ya khenya.
and the language ya petori: e mybra, e re ke go tshaela; e re ke go botse; ka boshigo; mankgapele; ke ya go fora; wa yaka wena; dai deng; ditshetshelle; o dese; lol!!!!
ja neh! this language just turns me off . . .
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mfowethu, these people, when you drink beers with them, when it is their turn to buy, they will make all the excuses to go and buy, but they all claim to be rich. i dont drink beer with loosers from pretoria, ba kleima to much ba se na fokol!!!
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@lol! maar ba go jele bona bo abuti bao ba di brandwood and to show that you are cheap they used the very same language that turns you off to F**C u.
@takskonvict broer we dont drienk beers le ditokoloshe cause you are one.ele gore wena ona leng to start with jy het fokol ook oskatlo tleima moo...

Aug 26, 2011 10:51 | 0 replies

@ NewKidOntheBlock. Mlelle ntate.tltltltltltltltltltltl Mapitori go na le nthwe ba mo etsitseng yona.

@ Takos. U appear to b Mr Bling dats y Pretorians dont buy booze wen its their turn, a ba o zoze nja ndini!

Aug 26, 2011 10:49 | 0 replies

@NewKidOnTheBlock
i think one of us (the pretorians) ba mo shaile ka stena, now he is bitter and as the results he hates all the pretorians. scew him for all we care...
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you are too broke to do that seuntjie, you cant even afford lingolisto la black label.

Aug 26, 2011 10:43 | 0 replies

@ takoskonvict. Dis ting o e sentse ko mathomong, Freedom of speech ga e spane byao my bro. e re ko botse, crime e etsiwa evrywer by by any1. if o bala newspaper ne o tlo itse gore recently king enngwe so ya ko Natal ba e tshwere vaya di ATM bombings. re tlogele re le so, otlo re kereya rentse ko dandrum renwa condrink rite-tru rite-tru. We r not defending Mr Bling, ke authi ya Pitori e fella daar. Pitori mahlanyeng. O botse ma-authi a di celebrity gore ke kae mo Mzantsi di boang go feta ndao tse kaofela then o tla stopa go masepa ka ndao ya rona. re dula mo d Capitol City wer u get n Unlwaful country called Sunny Side.
tsjhila tsa batho! Frans ke ngana hao!

Aug 26, 2011 10:41 | 0 replies

@ takoskonvict.aka.king-of-fakes.aka.shit-head:
you are the one who is high on tik or something. you comment as if you are bending. give us your wife or girlfriend and we will show what real the meaning of sweat means, @$$hole
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@ hun: you know him ver well my dear. i do not condone what mashobane did however his crimes were less harmfull to his victims. if he was coming from somewhere else his victims would have been ancestors as we comment here. as for this takos id!ot, i do not know what the fVck is wrong with him about us. i think one of us (the pretorians) ba mo shaile ka stena, now he is bitter and as the results he hates all the pretorians. scew him for all we care...

Aug 26, 2011 10:36 | 0 replies