Conman tricks cops, claiming to be a brigadier
HOWZAT?! A conman erroneously declared dead by Home Affairs managed to trick the police into believing he was a brigadier with the Hawks
He had been arrested for several other crimes before impersonating a policeman with such success he was allowed to use police cars and other resources while investigating other criminals, the Sunday Independent reports.
Hawks’ spokesman McIntosh Polela told the newspaper the man, who called himself Brigadier Musa Khumalo was being investigated.
“He is in possession of a brigadier’s uniform,” he was quoted as saying. “In such a case, junior officers would seldom ask a person to prove his/her rank and credentials.”
A warrant of arrest had been issued.
Khumalo claimed to have been sent to KwaZulu-Natal by acting police commissioner Lt-Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi.
He helped to arrest Sibusiso Gcabashe, who impersonated dead musician Khulekani “Mgqumeni” Mseleku, according to the newspaper.