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    Singer turned pastor arrested for stealing R1m Porsche

    A South African award-winning musician appeared at the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Monday after he was arrested for being in possession of a stolen Porsche worth almost R1 million.

    Lucky Shabangu, 39, who is now a pastor and his accomplice 35-year-old Thobani Pascal Makuzeni were identified at the culprits, according to the Cape Argus.

    Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed the arrest and court appearance to the Cape Argus and it was revealed in court that their fingerprints are currently being tested to gain more information about any previous convictions.

    South Africa's answer to Boys to Men, the duo enjoyed success with hit songs like Shona Phansi, Higher and Higher and Love 10000, and won two South African Music Awards.

    During the court appearance, the state requested that the case be postponed for a week, pending further investigation, a motion their attorney Andre Johnston opposed. But acting magistrate Grant Engel granted the postponement.

    Shabangu has been arrested at least 19 times and has six previous convictions.

    Picture credit: sowetanlive.co.za

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