Renowned radio and TV presenter Robert Marawa had his business property, known as Fort Louis or KwaMarawa in Nkandla, targeted by robbers.
Robert Marawa Targeted By Robbers
The November 2023 incident resulted in damage to the property and theft of materials. South African Police Service (SAPS) apprehended a 53-year-old suspect in connection with the crime. He is set to appear in the Nkandla Magistrates Court on 19 February.
Sources revealed that the property, which hosts various businesses rented by local entrepreneurs, suffered notable damage, particularly affecting a spaza shop known as KwamaMchunu. Robert Marawa, who manages the property inherited from his late father, Frank Marawa, a prominent businessman in Nkandla, arrived at the scene with law enforcement officers following the incident.
A source told Daily Sun that the property is situated in a secluded area, making it susceptible to criminal activities:
“Out of three buildings, there’s only one that is running, which is a spaza shop. The supermarket and bottle store are currently closed because of the non-stop break-ins because the business property is not fenced.”
Police Confirm The Arrest Of The Suspect
Efforts to reach Robert Marawa for comment proved futile as his phone was switched off. Nonetheless, KZN police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda confirmed that Marawa had filed a case at the Nkandla Police Station regarding the incident:
“Nkandla police have arrested a 53-year-old man for malicious damage to property and theft following an incident that occurred at a business premises on 5 November to 25 November 2023. It’s alleged that a man visited his [Robert Marawa] business premises and noticed that the houses were damaged, and some materials were stolen. The suspect made his first appearance on 27 November 2023 before the Nkandla Magistrates Court, and the case was remanded to 19 February,”