Former Sport Minister Makhosini Hlongwane has questioned the motive behind his arrest following claims that he was found with 10 tonnes of soya beans. Hlongwane’s lawyer Nqobani Sithole has denied that his client was found with 10 tonnes of soya beans and has said that the arrest was meant to victimise his client since no charges were preferred.
There were no charges that were preferred against my client. When the police got to his place, they were looking for rice and maize but they couldn’t find either. They instead found beans, which they took. There are invoices which we showed the police, which they have, showing the source of the donation.
He also said that contrary to reports, his client gave a witness statement and not a warned and cautioned statement.
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