This was in spite of the fact that he was not supposed to leave Gauteng without the permission of the investigating officer, Detective Constable Evans Mongwe told Judge Bert Bam.
He gave evidence regarding the forfeit of the R50 000 bail Mathibela had paid in 2015 after he was arrested as one of the suspects for the murder of North West billionaire Wandile Bozwana.
The State claimed that Mathibela had not adhered to his bail conditions in that case and that he should thus remain behind bars.
Mathibela’s bail was provisionally suspended a week ago as Judge Bam felt that he could pose a security risk. This was pending a hearing to determine whether or not he adhered to his bail conditions.