Wednesday, 06 November 2019 16:58

The South African Police Services (SAPS) have confirmed that the convicted racist Vicki Momberg handed herself over to the Douglasdale Police Station following a consultation between police and her legal team.

“Police have processed Ms Momberg, she will be handed over to prosecuting authorities at Randburg Magistrates’ Court,” said the SAPS in a statement. 

Momberg had allegedly been eluding the authorities ever since a warrant for her arrest was issued on August after she failed in her bid to appeal a crimen injuria conviction and two-year jail sentence.

Provincial police spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters confirmed that “she was on the run” and had not been found at addresses in Bedfordview and Krugersdorp at which she was believed to be living, but they were working “around the clock” to bring her in.
 
The Gauteng High Court dismissed her appeal bid at the end of June, and she was then given 30 days to apply for leave to appeal the judgment.
 
She was meant to present herself to the clerk of the Randburg Magistrate’s Court to serve her sentence if she failed.

Momberg was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria for calling a black police officer the k-word 48 times when he came to her aid following a smash-and-grab incident.

She was sentenced in March 2018 to three years in prison, of which one was suspended, following her racist tirade in 2016.