Find Simphiwe Manzini

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested by the police after she confessed that she had lied about being hijacked. South Africans launched a frantic search for the woman under the hashtag #FindSimphiwe. She had allegedly posted about her hijacking from the boot of her car which resulted in a frantic manhunt. T

he woman who claimed that she had been hijacked had sent a number of updates about her situation. Photo credit: @kanya_kb Source: Twitter She has been charged with perjury, defeating the ends of justice and fraud according to Times Live.

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 The sympathy the woman enjoyed will no doubt turn to scorn as thousands of concerned citizens realise that she had allegedly lied about the whole ordeal. 

According to IOL, the woman had confessed to the police that she had not been hijacked and that she had faked the whole ordeal. According to Jacaranda FM the woman let people know that she was safe after the ordeal but the situation rapidly changed when it turned out all to be an elaborate lie. 

A post was shared by Michael Gethe, who reported that a man called Chris Mbedu had taken part in the search, and had spent a considerable amount of money and time trying to find the hijacked woman. He revealed that through their tracking records her car allegedly never left her home. The same car that she had allegedly been hijacked in.