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Now it's Phasha's turn to explain the Benz

By unknown | Jul 23, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

A controversial Limpopo chief, Mashile Mackson Phasha, is expected to appear in the Randburg magistrates' court in Johannesburg today on charges of theft.

He was allegedly found in possession of a stolen Mercedes-Benz last month.

Phasha, 53, of Baroka-ba- ga-Nkwana in the Sekhukhune area, was arrested after police received a tip-off that he was driving a stolen car.

Police arrested him at his home in GaNkwana village.

The car was found to have been stolen in Randburg in March. When it was found, its registration numbers had been changed.

Phasha allegedly told the police that his cousin had given him the car.

The self-proclaimed chief appeared in the Lebowakgomo magistrates' court on Wednesday on charges of stock theft. He was arrested after being found in possession of 12 sheep. After the owners of the animals positively identified them, Phasha claimed he took them because they had trespassed onto his mielie field.

He is also facing another charge after he was allegedly found in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

Phasha appointed himself chief of the Baroka-ba- ga-Nkwanathe after the death of his brother, Nkwana Aubrey Phasha, in 2002.


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