Former ANC 'heist suspect' applies for bail
A former ANC employee implicated in three cash-in-transit heists is expected to apply for bail in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Errol Velile Present was one of four people arrested following a heist in Dobsonville‚ Soweto earlier this month. All four were charged with armed robbery and possession of hijacked motor vehicles.
The accused were arrested on July 6 and 7.
Four hijacked vehicles were recovered‚ two of which were apparently used in a heist outside Capitec Bank in Elias Motsoaledi Road in Soweto earlier this month.
Present is no stranger to controversy; the Sunday Times previously linked him to a controversial farm deal in Limpopo.
The Sunday Times reported that then-minister of land reform Gugile Nkwinti introduced Present as "a Luthuli House comrade" who was “shopping” for a thriving farm in Limpopo‚ to one of his top officials at a land summit.