Sam Holdings will probe brother Nathi’s cold-blooded murder

Sam Holdings will probe brother Nathi's cold-blooded murder
GUNNED DOWN: Sam Holdings manager Nathi Ngcongo was gunned down at the company's depot in Bethal a week ago. PICTURE Facebook

The owner of the logistic company also takes serious offence to allegations he orchestrated his own close friend’s murder.

Owner of Sam Holdings, Sambulo ‘Sam Cash’ Chabalala is going to investigate last week’s cold-blooded murder of his ‘brother’ Nkosinathi Ngcongo who was shot several times just when he was about to leave a Sam Holdings depot in Bethal, east of Secunda.

He said this will occur through the hiring of a private detective who will try and uncover what exactly happened when Ngcongo was gunned down on the Thursday of 12 September 2019.

Sam Cash said Ngcongo was his brother “and his family is mine too”. He said he took serious offence to allegations levelled against him by the state while opposing bail at the eMalahleni Magistrates Court and said that amounted to “character assassination” because the prosecutor “is simply saying so without facts”.

Ngcongo was a manager at Sam Holdings and has just been interviewed by the Hawks with regard to their investigation into Mshengu’s fraud.

A suspect in the issue has been arrested and will appear at the Bethal Magistrates Court on 19 September 2019 for Ngcongo’s murder.

Sam Cash, who is now out on R200 000 bail, said he would do anything in his “power” to assist Ngcongo’s family with funeral costs and make sure those who killed him are punished.

“I’m going to appoint a private investigator who will assist me and get to the bottom of what happened with regard to the shooting of Ngcongo,” Sam Cash said in his affidavit.

“Nathi was my brother and his family is mine too, and I will do everything in my power to assist Nathi’s family with burial costs.”

The state argues that Mshengu was not born in South Africa and that until 2015 the home affairs system never had his records. 

It alleges that Mshengu obtained the South African ID book in 2015 and registered that he was born in the Bethal area on 15 December 1995, mysteriously registering with ID numbers of South African people who never met him in their lives. 

He allegedly said they were his parents, the state said in their opposing affidavit during his bail hearing last week, and allegedly went to bribe home affairs officials to destroy the evidence of his alleged fraudulently obtained South African ID book while investigations on the matter were underway at the department of home affairs.

Sam Holdings will probe brother Nathi's cold-blooded murder
Sam Chabalala (23) who is going to make sure his close friend Nkosinathi Ngcongo will get justice

He is charged with fraud, bribery, corruption and possession of an unlicensed gun.

The fraud, bribery and corruption charges, which led to the one of possession of an unlicensed firearm, is the home affairs issue. 

He is charged with corruption because the state argues that after hearing that he was being investigated at the home affairs he went there carrying R50 000 “to influence” a home affairs official “to act in a manner that is not honest”.

He is out on very strict bail conditions that requires him to report to cops three times a week and not leave his district of Govan Mbeki without making officials aware. 

(edited by MLM) 

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