According to the Ekurhuleni Central Cluster spokesperson, Const Zunickha Essakjee, it is alleged that the complainant received a phone call from a man who introduced himself as Patrick Sibanyoni, who said he saw an advertisement online for a vehicle the complainant was selling.
On August 8, 2016, Sibanyoni and the complainant met at a Springs taxi rank.
“The two met for the purpose of allowing the buyer to view the car,” said Essakjee.
“Sibanyoni showed interest in buying the car and gave assurance that money will be deposited into the complainant’s bank account.”
Essakjee said money was deposited and the vehicle was allegedly handed over to Sibanyoni that same day.
On the following day, the payment was apparently reversed and when the complainant tried to contact Sibanyoni, his phone was allegedly off.