Police in Limpopo have arrested a fake soldier impersonating a member of the SANDF along the Mokopane main road. The 32-year-old was nabbed on Sunday, 27 August 2023 at about 20:00.

According to information, the members of the crime prevention unit were conducting routine patrols when they came across a suspicious-looking man wearing SANDF uniform, driving a silver Toyota Corolla along Mokopane main road.

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They stopped him and asked him to identify himself. The man was unable to identify himself or provide proof of him being a member of the SANDF or give the details of his superiors.

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The Police proceeded to search his vehicle and found in his possession two unlicensed firearms, a pellet gun, two empty magazines, and a military uniform.


He was subsequently arrested and charged. He will appear before Mokopane Regional Court on Tuesday 29 August 2023. The man faces charges of impersonating a SANDF member and possession of unlicensed firearms.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi, commended the team for their vigilance. She further reiterated that: “Crime will not be tolerated or go unpunished.”

“People should know that wearing the military uniform without authority is a punishable offense.” said General Thembi Hadebe.