The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation swiftly acted on intelligence information and re-arrested a convicted Businessman, Karabo Phungula on 13 March 2023.
This followed Phungula’s failure to appear in court on several occasions for his sentencing.
A warrant for his arrest was subsequently issued by the Palmridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on 1 March 2023.
Phungula was found guilty and convicted by the same court in October 2022 for illegal acquisition of personal and business data of many South Africans from data services firm, Experian.
The accused appeared in court on Monday, 13 March 2023 where he was remanded in custody for his next court appearance on 16 March 2023 for enquiries and further sentencing.