Morningside hijacking: Accused was found with victim's bank card
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Morningside hijacking: Accused was found with victim's bank card

It has emerged in court that the man arrested for hijacking and kidnapping Argentinian national Marta Rubilar last month, was found with the businesswoman’s bank card.Asibonge Mdlalose yesterday launched a formal application for bail in the Durban Magistrate's Court and THIS was refused.  During proceedings, more details surrounding his arrest were revealed.  

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Asibonge Mdlalose yesterday launched a formal application for bail in the Durban Magistrate's Court and this was refused. 

During proceedings, the investigating officer - Detective Warrant Officer Brett Cotton - took the stand and more details surrounding Mdlalose's arrest were revealed. 

Cotton told the court that another police officer had recognised Mdlalose in the original footage of the hijacking, which went viral on social media.

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He says when Mdlalose was arrested, he was found with Rubilar's bank card and that footage from an FNB ATM in Newlands West, shows him withdrawing money on the same day of the hijacking.

He says bank statements show two withdrawals were made that day: One for R1 400 and one for R350.

On Mdlalose's version, he was given the card by a friend and asked to draw the money out.

The case is due back in court next month.

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