With numerous types of scams around, it is vital that we know how to pay attention to avoid falling victim to these scammers. Our Community Safety Tips published from p48 in Servamus: August 2022 provides valuable tips on spotting scams.
Scammers are greedy con-artists who want to make as much money as they can and without thinking about the harm they cause to others. Our article published from p10 in Servamus: August 2022, warn readers about a variety of scams to watch out for.
- S v Mhlongo (AR 504/19)  ZAKZPHC 45 (30 July 2021) (KZP)
Relevant and applicable legal provisions
Section 170A(1), (4) and (5) of the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 (“the CPA”) provides as follows:
- S v Mbhamali Case No AR/579/2019 dated 12 October 2021, High Court Durban (KZD)
Definition of “ukuthwala”
According to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, “ukuthwala is a form of abduction that involves the kidnapping of a girl or a young woman by a man and his friends or peers with the intention of compelling the girl or young woman’s family to endorse marriage negotiations”.