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A 35 years old Congolese national remains in police custody after making a brief appearance at Emalahleni Magistrates Court on charges of fraud and possession of illegal point of sale device (POS).
Mukandila was employed as a food delivery man by a well known fast food outlet using a motorcycle.
It is said by the Hawks that these incidents occurred around November 2019, where the shop manager allegedly received a lot of complaints from clients about extra charges debited from their bank accounts after paying for their orders on the speed point provided by the delivery man.
The matter was brought to the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team who managed to nab Mukandila on 28 November 2019.
This was due to an Intelligence driven operation where he was stopped while on his way to deliver food to the clients in the area.
“A POS card skimming device was found in his possession. The team proceeded to his house where a stolen bank card, external hard drivers, laptop, three computer towers, memory sticks, two cell phones, slips and R120 000.00 in cash were seized for further investigation.”
Police added that Mukandila has since appeared in court on numerous occasions including his most recent appearance where he was remanded in custody. The matter is postponed to 28 August 2020.
We could not confirm his nationality at the time of publishing.