22 August 2022
The Secunda Magistrate court has found guilty and sentenced three (3) accuseds, Roy Hela (39) Professor Jiyane (30), Shadrack Malatji (44) for possession of stolen property on 15 August 2022.
All the suspects were arrested on 10 March 2022 at Fongu Scrap metal in Trichardt.
The Police together with the Govan Mbeki By-law officers were busy with operation checking compliance at the scrap metal dealers.
The three suspects were found at Fongu scrap metal, and their vehicle was searched, that’s when the 28 Conveyor Idlers Rollers were found in their possession.
It is alleged that all the accused failed to produce proof of ownership and clear explanation for possessing such items.
The three were therefore arrested on the scene and charged for possession of suspected stolen property.
Upon the investigation it was discovered that the items are belonging to the local mine.
The suspects appeared at Secunda Magistrate court and the matter was heard, all were found guilty and sentenced for Possession of stolen property.
They were sentenced 6 months in prison or R6000.00 fine with 5 years suspension each.