He said now Minister of Police Bheki Cele should cough up R1,5 million for his wrongful arrest.

Ngobeni told the SunTeam he was playing soccer in his village when cops swooped on him in March 2014.

He said the cops accused him of breaking into a home at nearby Dumphries.

He said they also accused him of raping a girl at the same home at gunpoint.

“The Mhala Magistrates Court acquitted me of the crime due to lack of evidence in May 2014. After realising this, the same cops apologised and then asked me to help them find the real culprit,” he said.

“My life is difficult and I’m not getting jobs. Potential employers say I am unemployable as I have a criminal record.

“That is why I intend to sue police boss Bheki Cele for R1,5 million in damages for the suffering I experienced.”

He said police also ransacked his home, searching for a gun they never found.

Captain Sfiso Nyakane advised Adolph go and see Mhala branch commander Lieutenant- Colonel Nomsa Mkhwanazi to help resolve the matter.