Johannesburg - Media personality Bonang Matheba caused panic among security personnel after her court appearance when she tried to avoid the media awaiting her outside.
Several Joburg Commercial Crimes Court security guards, who spoke to The Star on condition of anonymity, said they had to search the building’s bathrooms for Matheba after she failed to emerge.
This was after the intervention by Phindi Mjonondwane, Gauteng spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), who stressed that Matheba should use the front entrance like all persons on trial.
One officer said Matheba had wanted to evade the media by leaving through the basement, but this was thwarted after the NPA’s intervention.
Matheba eventually made her way out long after her case had been adjourned, but refused to comment on why she wanted to dodge the media.