Imposter sentenced for fake court order

MPUMALANGA – Amos Motlokwe Molatudi (35) was convicted and referred to Weskoppies mental hospital by the Emalahleni Regional Court on Wednesday, 25 May 2022.

The court ordered that Molatudi be detained in the Witbank prison until his transfer to Weskoppies and can only be released from the institution through an order by a High Court Judge.

The conviction followed an incident which happened on 23 July 2020 where Molatudi reported to have sent emails to a number of Hawks’ officials in Mpumalanga. The said email with an attachment containing a supposed “High Court order” and a letter allegedly from the Presidency stating that a vehicle seized from Sam Tshabalala should be released to him. The initial investigation established that the said High Court Order was actually fake. The investigators then lured Molatudi under the guise of the "collection of the said vehicle" at the Witbank police station where he was arrested upon arrival on 10 September 2020.

Source: South African Police Service