The Sunday Times has reported that convicted racist Vicki Momberg has allegedly been eluding the authorities ever since a warrant for her arrest was issued on August 1 after she failed in her bid to appeal a crimen injuria conviction and two-year jail sentence.
She has reportedly been hiding out at her parents’ home in Krugersdorp and police have had “no luck” in finding and arresting her so she can start serving her jail sentence or, at the very least, ensure that she applies to extend her bail.
Provincial police spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters reportedly confirmed that “she is on the run” and had not been found at addresses in Bedfordview and Krugersdorp at which she is believed to be living, but they were working “around the clock” to bring her in.
Peters confirmed to News24 that police were trying to track down Momberg. “Police are yet to locate and arrest Ms Momberg as per a warrant of arrest.”
She was meant to present herself to the clerk of the Randburg Magistrates’ Court to serve her sentence if she failed.
Momberg was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria on November 3 last year 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 to three years in prison, of which one was suspended, following her racist tirade in 2016.
She had argued during her case that the witnesses against her had not been credible, had manipulated the facts and lied while giving evidence, as well as colluding with each other against her.
“I’m not denying that my actions were not acceptable, but I went through a traumatic situation and got false information while trying to get help. There was no control on the situation,” she argued in court, but the judge rejected her defence.
Momberg claimed that her actions had been due to the trauma she had experienced.
(Compiled by Charles Cilliers)