City of Cape Town traffic officers, who at the time stopped Shaumbwako at a roadblock, were also in court waiting to testify.
The officers stopped Shaumbwako, who at the time was driving his housemate and fellow Namibian Erkki Shikongo’s VW Polo, at a roadblock when they noticed a red bag on the passenger seat floor.
Shaumbwako sped away from the suspicious officers and a car chase ensued. However, thanks to their driving skills, they eventually caught Shikongo.
Shaumbwako attempted to flee on foot into the township of Dunoon but was soon arrested by two officers who gave chase on foot.
TimesLIVE investigation sources also revealed that according to Shaumbwako’s cellphone data obtained as part of the investigation against him, he was in Cape Town when Fraser alleged the theft at the Phala Phala game farm took place on February 9 2020.
The case was postponed until September 1 for plea and sentencing negotiations.
Shaumbwako was remanded until his next appearance and his lawyer was told to hand over proposals for the plea and sentencing agreement well before the next appearance to avoid another delay.