Police keep heavy presence while ‘Sam Cash’ spends third day in hospital

He has since been bedridden soon after his case was postponed Monday 9 September 2019.


Mpumalanga police are currently keeping an eagle’s eye on fraud-accused businessman Sambulo ‘Sam Cash’ Chabalala while he is lying in bed at the eMalahleni Private Hospital.

Police are suspicious that Sam Cash is trying to use the hospital as a means to run away from his case at the eMalahleni Magistrates Court.

This is after he was found with a cellphone and a laptop smuggled into his private hospital room Wednesday morning 11 September 2019 for him to make communications with the outside world. 

Emalahleni FM reports Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the matter and that it was after they raided him on the Wednesday morning in his secluded hospital room. 

Security has now been tightened at the hospital. Sam Cash’s devices have now been confiscated to investigate whether they weren’t being used to communicate plans to escape from hospital. 

Sources at the private hospital told the 013NEWS reporter Thursday mid-day 12 September 2019 that the millionaire is admitted for both severe headache and stomachache.

On Monday when he arrived at the hospital he underwent “brain scanning”, one medical official said Thursday.

Sam Holdings or Mshengu was arrested last week Friday 6 September 2019. He is charged with fraud, bribery, corruption and possession of an unlicensed gun.



Those who saw when the Hawks swooped on the businessman while he was sitting at the eMalahleni’s Highveld Mall say it “was like a movie”.

Mulaudzi said the fraud matter is actually the one that spilled the whole bucket of milk in Sam Cash’s woes. 

He said they swooped on the man while he was eating at a swanky restaurant inside the mall after he allegedly paid home affairs officers an amount of R40 000 in order for them to destroy records of a fraudulently obtained South African ID. 

He said a “further search” by Hawks of his top of the range green Mercedes Benz bakkie found there was hidden a gun, an unlicensed one. 

Sam Holdings is back at the eMalahleni Magistrates Court on Friday 13 September 2019 to ask the magistrate to release him on bail.

(edited by MLM) 

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