It doesn’t rain but pours for Mpumalanga tycoon Sam "Mshengu" Chabalala. 

Daily Sun has reliably learnt from a well-placed source the trucking millionaire was arrested again for a charge of corruption is expected appear at Middleburg Magistrates Court on Friday.

This time it is alleged he tried to bribe an official who deals with confiscated vehicles to hand him his car that was taken from him when he was arrested for the first time. 

It was reported at the time that a gun and ammunition was found in the car, hence it was seized.


Mshengu has been out on R200 000 bail since 16 September after he was arrested by the Hawks at Highveld Mall in Emalahleni after a long investigation into his citizenship.

The owner of Sam Holdings is facing charges of fraud, corruption, contravention of the Immigration Act, and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

When he was arrested for the first time, he allegedly tried to bribe home affairs officials with R40 000.


The 24-year-old made headlines in July when he posted pictures on social media platforms of a fleet of luxury cars travelling in a convoy to the annual Durban July event.

Chabalala had claimed that he was born in Venda, however, when home affairs officials started to question him about his nationality, he changed his statement and said he was born in Bethal Hospital but the hospital didn't have records of him being born there.


The accused's ID which is believed to be fraudulent says the accused was born on 15 December 1995.

National Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said a prominent businessman was arrested and the details of the suspect will only be revealed once he appears in court.