Suspect appears in court for perjury

Potchefstroom: A 31-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrates' Court on Friday, 3 March 2017, on a charge of Perjury.

It is alleged that the police received information that the suspect was hijacked on the Potchefstroom/Parys road on Tuesday, 28 February 2017, by four armed robbers, who took his vehicle with valuables inside.

Upon extensive investigation, it was discovered that the suspect was involved in an accident and left his damaged vehicle abandoned in Ventersdorp on 1 March 2017. It was further revealed that the suspect's vehicle was not hijacked, as the suspect reported to police under oath, but that he lied about the hijacking. The suspect was then arrested on 1 March 2017.

Source: South African Police Service