Sunday World - - Front Page - JU­LIA MADIBOGO

POP­U­LAR model and Su­perS­port pre­sen­ter Lerato Moloi is the lat­est vic­tim of crime in cele­bville.

Moloi was en­joy­ing a quiet night with a friend when four in­trud­ers en­tered her home in Strubens Val­ley, north­west of Joburg, on Wed­nes­day night.

Moloi (33), who is also known for her role as Scar­let on SABC1 soapie Gen­er­a­tions:

The Legacy, and a close friend were then robbed at gun­point.

Police spokesman Mack Mn­gomezulu con­firmed the in­ci­dent, say­ing it hap­pened on Wed­nes­day night at around 8 o ’ clock.

“Four men en­tered the home. One of them was armed with a gun and an­other one had an axe on him. They broke into the house and robbed the vic­tims of their be­long­ings, in­clud­ing two cars which were parked out­side.

“Both cars, a Nis­san bakkie and a Mercedes Benz, were later found aban­doned in Soweto on the same night. One was found in Zola near a su­per­mar­ket and the other was found at a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion, also in Soweto,” said Mn­gomezulu.

The model, who was in­tro­duced to main­stream me­dia as the first black face of in­ter­na­tional cos­met­ics brand El­iz­a­beth Ar­den, opened a case of armed rob­bery af­ter the in­ci­dent.

When Sun­day World vis­ited the star­let ’ s home on Thurs­day, no one an­swered the door and it ap­peared va­cant.

Res­i­dents of the quiet sub­urb, who de­scribed the mother of two as a bub­bly in­di­vid­ual, said they only saw police cars out­side her home on Wed­nes­day night and Thurs­day morn­ing.

One neigh­bour said: “The lovely lady who lives here left very early today with her friends. There were many police vans from last night but we didn ’ t ask what was hap­pen­ing but it ’ s very sad that she had to go through this.”

The police said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were still un­der way and no ar­rests have been made.

Moloi was not avail­able for com­ment.

Su­perS­port spokesman Clin­ton van der Berg, who was not aware of the in­ci­dent at the time of the in­quiry, said the sta­tion would of­fer her all the help she needed.

“Thanks for bring­ing this to our at­ten­tion as we hadn ’ t heard [of it]. Lerato is a free­lance pre­sen­ter. We are look­ing into this and will of­fer her our sup­port,” Van der Berg said.

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