Pretoria – The three men who were on Friday arrested for suspected bank cards cloning and possession of illegal Point of Sale (POS) gadgets in Cape Town were remanded in custody by the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Diamond Thengeza (26), a Malawian national, was arrested at a restaurant in Canal Walk, Century City in Milnerton after several complaints were received from customers whose bank cards were allegedly cloned after they had swiped at the restaurant. An illegal POS device was found at the business premise while another two POS devices were found at his house

Further investigation led the Hawks to Thengeza’s countryman, Clarksen Gwazeni (24), who was also arrested after an illegal POS device, two laptops and two cloned bank cards were found at his flat in Parklands, Tableview.

The third suspect, Mzwandile Khumalo (31), was also arrested at his flat in Kuilsriver. He was found in possession of four cloned bank cards, two laptops and two illegal POS devices.

The case against Thengeza was postponed to 29 February 2016, while Gwazeni and Khumalo will be in the dock again on 25 February 2016, all for formal bail application.