Nzuzo Njilo, Faith Nketsi’s husband, was ultimately caught after turning himself up at a KwaZulu-Natal police station.
Colonel Robert Netshiunda, a spokesperson for the South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal, confirmed the arrest.
Njilo appeared in Port Shepstone Magistrate Court on fraud allegations and will be detained until April 28.
The businessman and his associate Kwanda Ntshangae have been charged with scamming a businessman to whom they were meant to sell a truck.
“The unsuspecting buyer went and physically viewed the truck at a dealership in Boksburg and later paid the two a substantial amount of money. The truck was never delivered and since then the duo could not be contacted and their whereabouts remain unknown,” Netshiunda said.