Fraudsters sought by Port Shepstone detectives

DURBAN – SAPS Port Shepstone urgently request the assistance of the public in locating three fraudsters due to warrants of arrest issued by the court.

Thabani Thobezweni Zulu was employed by a local car dealership in Port Shepstone during 2019 when he allegedly provided clients with his personal bank account details for deposits instead of the company’s account. He was able to defraud the company of a large amount of money. His previous addresses are in Ulundi, Point Road in Durban, Hillary and Tongaat.

Timothy Smith of Port Shepstone is wanted for theft under false pretences. The suspect allegedly “purchased” livestock in Murchison on 15 October 2021 with the promise of an immediate payment voucher. He was driving a white VW Polo at the time and used the name of Bheki Mbhele.

Tyson Jermaine Sathialall of Phoenix is sought on charges of fraud and theft of motor vehicle. During October 2021, a Seapark resident met an online buyer on social media who was interested in his Opel Corsa vehicle. On further communication, it was agreed that he would swop his vehicle for a Nissan NP 200. The buyer and seller met and documents were signed and exchanged. The new buyer of the Nissan decided to check the vehicle registration particulars since he no longer wanted the bakkie. The investigation established that the vehicle was stolen from Umlazi. The vehicle registration documents were fraudulent as well. The new owner of the Opel Corsa then sold the vehicle to a dealership in Phoenix where it was recovered by police after the complainant opened a case.

We appeal to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these three men to contact Detective Warrant Officer Malinga of Port Shepstone Detective Service on 039 688 1185 or 082 810 2622. Informants may also contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or report anonymously on the MySAPS App.

Source: South African Police Service