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Sam Mshengu, known for his trucking logistics company Sam Holdings, was on Sunday arrested by the Hawks following a “prolonged investigation into his citizenship”.
The news broke in several tweets from Mail & Guardian journalist Sabelo Skiti, who noted that Mshengu was well known for his 72-car convoy at the Durban July this year.
BREAKING: Sam Mshengu of Sam Holdings – who can also be remembered for that convoy of luxury and supercats that were headed to the Durban July this year – has been detained by the Hawks in Witbank, Mpumalanga. The arrest follows and prolonged investigation into his citizenship…
— Sabelo Skiti (@Subz_84) September 8, 2019
South Africans found the news amusing, with many agreeing that Mshengu, who was reportedly born in Limpopo, “snitched on himself” after displaying his wealth so publically at the Durban July.
Sam Mshengu of Sam Holdings snitched on himself during Durban July. pic.twitter.com/gs4tSYW1OY
— Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) September 8, 2019
Raise ur hand if u were expecting this to happen to Sam Holdings after his convoy to the Durban July 🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️
— ®Melanin-Enriched® (@Thy_Queendom) September 9, 2019
Rockie move by Sam Holdings. But after that Durban July stunt I knew they would be after him, and I had SARS on my mind. If you know you have skeletons in the closet why fly too close to the sun? Chow your paper in peace!!!
— Ｔｅｒｅｎｃｅ Ｍｔｈｅｍｂｕ (@Terrypedia) September 9, 2019
The huge blunder that Sam Holdings did was that convoy for the Durban July. pic.twitter.com/OYaq6scPcF
— 📈 #fbkmillionaires 📉 (@ForexLifestyle9) September 8, 2019
Though further details surrounding Mshengu’s arrest are still unknown, some Twitter users commended the businessman for making “Durban July” trend again in September.
Sam Holdings is the only guy that can make Durban July trend in September. Boss moves right there 😎
— Son of Azania👑 (@RamaokaNico) September 9, 2019
So Durban July is trending in September let me stand next to the fence to see what is it all about… perhaps it might pass by my street. pic.twitter.com/TicwKdRxsq
— Isaac Gumede (@Isaac_Mnguni) September 9, 2019
Feature image: screenshot, Sam Holdings via Instagram