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Police impersonator faces jail time

Mon, 6 October 2014 22:26
by Nangula Hambuda
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An Otjomuise resident appeared in court after a 2011 crime in which he impersonated a police officer and kidnapped a young man.
Gabriel Shatimwene, 40, used false police identification to enter the residence of Jan Jacobus Coetzee, after which he, forced him to go to the bank with him to withdraw money.
Shatimwene’s plan crumbled after Coetzee managed to attract the attention of the public and alert the police, at which point he was arrested.