Three suspects, Talent Moyo, Milton Ncube and Mphikeleli Ndlovu appeared before the Potchefstroom Magistrates’ Court in connection with cases of Possession of Suspected Stolen Property and the Criminal Matters Amendment Act 18 of 2015 on Thursday, 12 September. They were remanded in custody until Thursday, 19 September, for a formal bail application.
The trio’s court appearance came after they were arrested on Tuesday, 10 September, for allegedly breaking and stealing four-tower batteries at MTN’s towers in Klerksdorp. Police in Klerksdorp were informed about a suspicious vehicle that was seen driving on the N12 towards Potchefstroom and they alerted Potchefstroom Police. Potchefstroom Flying Squad and Provincial Organised Crime Unit gave chase and arrested them. Consequently, one more suspect, aged 41, was arrested on Wednesday, 11 September, in Klerksdorp and he is expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court today, 13 September.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane applauded the police for their swift response that led to this arrest. She said that the success, which is in accordance with the Economic Stimulus Package Operation, will send a clear message that illicit activities that have a negative impact on the country’s economy, will not be tolerated.