Thomas Magane (28), who was arrested by the South African Police Service in Dennilton outside Groblersdal after he was found in possession Police equipment including a firearm and ammunition, has appeared in Moutse magistrate’s court on Thursday 16 January 2020.
He was released on R4000-00 bail and his case was postponed until 23 February 2020, while Police investigations are still continuing. He was then rearrested by the police from Mpumalanga for theft of a police firearm.
The suspect was arrested during an operation that was conducted along Loskop/Ntwane Road next to Moutse Magistrate court on Saturday, 28 December 2019. He was found in possession of South African Police Service Uniform, a firearm, ammunition, grenades, handcuffs, bulletproof vest and reflector jacket.
The suspect allegedly pretended to be a police officer and tried to evade arrest.
He is facing charges of impersonating a police officer, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition, SAPS bulletproof vest and other items.
Investigations into how he acquired police equipment and uniform are still proceeding
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