Businessman Sam Mshengu has been remanded in custody by the Witbank Magistrate Court on Monday.
27-year-old Mshengu faces charges of contravention of the Immigration Act, fraud, corruption and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, the Mpumalanga Hawks have confirmed.
Mshengu was also said to have tried to bribe the Home Affairs Officials with R40 000 in order for them not to pursue verification of his status in the country.
The case has been postponed to Friday 13 September 2019 for a formal bail application.
He was remanded in custody.
The Hawks arrested the well-known businessman on Friday.
Mshengu, who hails from Makwarela village in Limpopo, had tongues wagging after his display of luxury cars at the Vodacom Durban July in KwaZulu-natal. His snaking line of top-end vehicles has been dubbed “Sam’s Convoy”.