Here Are 7 South African Celebrities Who’ve Been Arrested

Steve Hofmeyr

Steve Hofmeyr

American musician Chris Brown was arrested on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The bad boy rapper just can’t stay away from trouble!

But big international stars aren’t the only ones who’ve spent time behind bars, some of our very own local celebs have had a brush with the law.

Just keep scrolling to find out who exactly!

1. Arno Carstens 

Arno Carstens


Arno Carstens was arrested in Cape Town in December 2010, after two police officers in a patrol vehicle noticed his Mercedes-Benz being driven erratically. He was later found not guilty of drunken driving by the Cape Town District Court.

2. Steve Hofmeyr

Steve Hofmeyer


Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr was fined R10 000 for speeding by the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s Court in January 2014. Hofmeyr was arrested in Bronkhorstspruit on the night of 19 December 2013 and was released on bail of R500.

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At the time, Gauteng traffic police spokeswoman Busaphi Nxumalo said Hofmeyr was caught driving 169km/h in an 80km/h zone.

3. Jub Jub 

Jub Jub


Jub Jub was charged with the murder of four school boys and attempted murder of two more, after crashing into them while drag racing under the influence.

The musician was sentenced to 25 years in jail, the conviction however were later converted to culpable homicide and sentencing was reduced to 8 years.

4. Gareth Cliff

Gareth Cliff


Gareth Cliff was arrested for speeding in Pretoria in March 2012. Cliff was caught driving 182km/h in a 120km/h zone on the R21 in Lyttelton.

5. Uyanda Mbuli 

Uyanda Mbuli


Businesswoman and socialite Uyanda Mbuli was arrested for violating a court order, stopping her from having any contact with her husband Sisa Mbuli.

6. Maggie Benedict

Maggie Benedict


Former Generations actress, Maggie Benedict, was arrested after allegedly stealing a R17.90 packet of Panado tablets at Checkers in Joburg’s Cresta in December 2013.

7. Ntombi and Ace 

Nkanyiso Khumalo, Ntombifuthi Tshabalala


Former Big Brother Mzansi winners Ace and Ntombi were arrested for drug possession in Cape Town in February 2016. The reality TV stars were nabbed after police received an anonymous tip-off about a suspicious vehicle driving through the area.

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