Faith Nketsi’s Husband Nzuzo Njilo To Hand Himself Over To The Police
Nzuzo Nkuthalo Njilo, the son of former Pietermaritzburg mayor Themba Njilo and husband of media personality Faith Nketsi, is expected to surrender to Durban police on Monday following a search warrant issued by the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court.
Njilo is wanted in connection with a fraud case dating back to May 2021, which involves scamming two businesswomen of R240 000 along with his co-accused, Kwanda Ntshangase.
Nzuzo Njilo’s Alleged Fraudulent Activities
According to police, Njilo and Ntshangase pretended to be salespeople at a truck business in Boksburg, Johannesburg and convinced the two businesswomen to buy a truck. After the agreement was signed and the money was paid in two instalments, the truck was never delivered.
The funds were transferred to Njilo’s account, and he allegedly closed it in August and disappeared. The police discovered fraudulent information on the truck sale agreement and opened a criminal prosecution as a result.
Arrest Warrant Called a Public Stunt
Njilo’s lawyer, Lucky Nhlabathi of LM Nhlabathi Incorporated, believes that the arrest warrant was an “unnecessary public stunt” since Njilo is the son of an ex-mayor.
Nhlabathi claims that they were already in contact with the police. They had agreed that Njilo would surrender to the Durban police on Monday, making the search warrant unnecessary.
“There was no need, it’s just inflating intimidation and fear. We are of the view that the situation does not warrant the publicity stunt,” he said.
Nzuzo Nkuthalo Njilo is set to face charges of fraud in Durban. The case has raised questions about the use of search warrants and the police’s approach to high-profile cases.