Hoodlums Hijack Top Cop Mmamonnye Ngobeni’s Son


Security agents have confirmed the hijacking of the son of suspended provincial police Commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni.

The young man was seized on Monday night in Glen Anil at gunpoint and forced out of his vehicle as he was exiting their Cypress Drive property.

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Weighing in on the matter, Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said the team received a report of the hijacking after 18:00, confirming that the hoodlums were two men armed with pistols.

“Reports from the scene indicate that two men, armed with pistols, approached a vehicle as it was exiting a premises. The gunmen ordered the driver to get out of the Volkswagen Polo GTI before fleeing [in the stolen car] down toward Chris Hani Road,” Van Reenen added.

The vehicle was fitted with a tracking device, monitored by BidTrack. A signal was found in the Inanda area and Marshall Security’s special operations team were called in to assist.

The security agent, nevertheless, told reporters that after a long period of thorough tracking, the vehicle was finally found abandoned off the main road in the area. It was subsequently handed over to the South African Police Services for further investigation.

Presently, an investigation into the hijacking is underway.

Mmamonnye Ngobeni has been on suspension since May, in relation to her relationship with Durban businessman Thoshan Panday and his associates. She was also allegedly guilty of defeating the ends of justice by impeding criminal investigation against Panday.

Thoshan Panday and his associates reportedly paid nearly R20 000 for her husband Brigadier Lucas Ngobeni’s birthday party in 2010.

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The bash, thrown by Panday, came at a time when he was a suspect in a fraud investigation.

The National Prosecuting Authority declined to prosecute her. She has challenged an inquiry into her fitness to hold office, seeking relief from the courts.