Two held for attacking US investor

Johannesburg – Two alleged gang members have been arrested for allegedly attacking an American investor in the Joburg CBD last month.

  Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said a police intelligence unit and detectives arrested the two men on July 24, when they attended the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court to support one of their friends.

  “The Gauteng provincial police management formed a team of investigators who worked throughout until the arrest of two NDU Gang leaders in the Johannesburg court on the day of the court appearance of one gang member,” said Makhubele.

  American Thomas Mobille was admitted to ICU at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital after robbers in the city centre allegedly assaulted him with bricks, on June 14.

Mobille, who is a partner at Limiar Capital Management, travelled to South Africa to meet with several companies. His company invests in global emerging markets.

  His brother, John Mobille, who later arrived in the country, confirmed the attack and said several of Mobille’s possessions had been stolen.

  Mobille was transferred to the private hospital after one of his partners in the US contacted local businessman Jared Coetzer after the attack.

  Coetzer said during the attack, Mobille was carrying his passport and someone identified him using his passport and alerted his family back home through Facebook.

  “He was in the ICU ward with serious head injuries. I later spoke to his family back home and they sent me all his medical insurance papers that assisted him in being transferred to Milpark hospital,” Coetzer said.

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