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A 40-year-old Mpumalanga man will appear in court for allegedly being involved in the theft of almost R1.4m worth of railway tracks.

A 40-year-faded Mpumalanga man will appear in court docket for allegedly being occupied with the theft of nearly R1.4m rate of railway tracks.

PHOTO: Equipped by Transnet

  • An worker of a nicely-identified kill management and
    scrap steel company has been arrested for railway line theft.
  • He is the third and latest suspect to be arrested
    in reference to the theft.
  • He faces charges of destructive of main
    infrastructure, theft and possession of stolen property.

A 40-year-faded Mpumalanga man will appear in court docket
on Monday for allegedly being occupied with the theft of nearly R1.4m rate of
railway tracks.

The man became an worker of a nicely-identified kill
management and scrap steel company in Mpumalanga, mentioned police spokesperson
Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi on Sunday.

Sekgotodi mentioned the man became anticipated to look sooner than
the Vosman Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Monday.

The arrest came after participants of the Middelburg
Serious Organised Crime team, Afri Guard at Transnet, and Durban harbour police
seen a community of suspects at Kromdraai who were loading stripped railway
tracks onto a truck, mentioned Sekgotodi.

“When approached, the suspects fled and two
were apprehended on the space. The third suspect fled utilizing the corporate’s van.
He nevertheless crashed his getaway automobile staunch into a wall sooner than fleeing,” mentioned
Sekgotodi.

Third person arrested

“Despite his attempts, he became at final arrested
on Saturday at his situation in Vosman after the Hawks relentlessly followed up
on records about his whereabouts.”

The man is the third person to be arrested in
reference to the crime.

Thulani Rodrigo Khumalo, 33, and Dumisani David
Nkosi, 38, were arrested earlier.

Khumalo and Nkosi are in custody following their
second short appearance in the Vosman Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Friday.

They are anticipated abet in court docket on Wednesday for a
formal bail application.

The latest suspect will ranking his first appearance
in the an identical court docket on Monday, charged with destructive main infrastructure,
theft and possession of stolen property.

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