A case of using a vehicle without the owner’s consent has been opened against popular actor Siyabonga Shibe. As well as refusing to return the keys of his friend’s car, a seven-seater Toyota Rumion.
According to SowetanLIVE, businessman and musician Bhar, real name Sfiso Mshengu, opened a case which is still under investigation. At the Durban Central police station. The apparent arrest took place on Monday night against the actor.
On the report of the complainant, the actor had borrowed his Toyota Rumion for a week, but the actor did not return it and continued to use it for three weeks.
As a result, the businessman had to ask a towing company to assist him in getting his car back. Dents and scratches were visible on the car, which had apparently covered 10, 000 kilometers.
SowetanLive quoted Bhar saying:
“After a week, Siyabonga started being arrogant to me. I gave him this car out of trust. Whenever I asked him to return my car, he would arrogantly tell me that he will pay me. To me it was not about money because I know Siyabonga and we come from the same area. I gave him my car because he wanted my help.”
Bhar told the publication that he was planning to use the car at the Hollywoodbets Durban July because people wanted to hire it.
“I wanted my car so bad last week because everyone was at the Durban July and people needed hired cars. I had to get the car back using a tracking company because I needed it for business. I started this business because I was hit hard by Covid-19,” he said.
When Shibe was asked for a comment, he told the paper that there was no deadline to returning the car and that he was planning to lend him money to borrow his car.
“I was not aware that there is an existing case opened against me. I told him I will give back his car keys. I can’t believe that he opened a case already.
“I said I will give him his money. When I borrowed the car we did not have a deadline. I was supposed to have the car the whole month. Even the payment did not have an expiry date.”
Speaking about the dents he said he was not the one who caused them, “I am not the one who caused those dents and Bhar knows that. As a result I gave him the contacts of the person who caused the dents.”
Siyabonga who played one of the Majola brothers on The Wife recently left viewers of the show heartbroken after announcing his departure. From the Showmax’s Original telenovela.
The actor shared a heartfelt tribute message on his Instagram account.
“That’s is all folks! The day you’ve been waiting for. You live by the gun You die by the gun. It has been a beautiful journey. I loved every moment of it getting to play with your emotions.” Fans took to the comments section to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.