Nico ‘Bricklayer’ Matlala gives girlfriend a stolen gift

Gauteng’s infamous Casanova Nico Matlala faces a lengthy jail sentence after being arrested and prosecuted for allegedly giving his then girlfriend a stolen car as a birthday gift.

Matlala, who became well-known after dating a series of Mzansi’s celebrity women older than himself, will appear again in court in November in connection with the theft of a Mercedes Benz from a car hire company.

The infamous womaniser, who has harvested among others singer KB Motsilenyane, ANN7 news reader Palesa Madisakwane and former Generations actress Winnie Ntshaba, was arrested in January last year for the crime.

According to police sources, Matlala, who passes himself off as a millionaire businessman, opened a case of car theft in January last year at Pretoria Central police station. He was arrested a few days later.

“Police realised he was playing games. He was faking the car theft because he was trying to steal the car from Avis where he had hired it,” said a police officer.