It’s alleged that he was sending rude messages and exchanging sexually explicit material with a 14-year-old pupil.
In the first incident, a total of 12 brand new vehicles, worth an estimated R4, 7 million were recovered by police officers from the Ladysmith Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit, recently.
One of them pulled out a firearm and following a struggle, the man was shot in the shoulder.
KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the investigators on the successful prosecution of the accused.
A case of business robbery was opened at Berea police station for investigation.
He will undergo further investigation to link him to other crimes of similar nature.
Police spokesman, Cpt Nqobile Gwala, said the motive for the killing is still unknown.
Police were notified and began tracking the stolen vehicle as soon as it was reported stolen. Through the swift action and tremendous efforts of police, the victim’s hijacked vehicle was recovered in the Westville vicinity.
The motive for the shooting has still not been determined.
The victim was certified dead at the scene by paramedics. Witnesses from the area said they had seen the deceased drinking at a local tavern, earlier that evening.
Bail was opposed. He was remanded in custody pending his next court appearance on May 22.