Supra-impersonator nabbed

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The impostor was believed to be soliciting funds under North West Premier Supra Mahumapello's identity. Image: SOWETAN

The Hawks in the North West Province have arrested a 25 year old male, believed to be impersonating the Premier, Supra Mahumapelo. It is alleged that the trickster was going around, calling various members of the public, pretending to be the Premier. He allegedly requested money from several people in Gauteng, Bokone Bophirima, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

Hawks spokesperson, Rikhotso Tlangelani says they arrested the impersonator in Kuruman. “The hawks arrested a 25 year old male on the 24th of December in Kuruman. He was traced through the phones that he was allegedly using to impersonate the premier. He is set to appear in court on the 28 December 2016.”

The suspect will appear at the Mmabatho District Court on Thursday, the 28th.

Seithati Semenokane / Courant News