A 50-year-old male suspect is expected to appear before Bethal Magistrates’ Court for possession of suspected stolen properties.
The suspect was spotted by SAPS members who were conducting routine patrols duties around Bethal policing precinct.
A white Opel Corsa bakkie was stopped, searched and white bags containing cow-feed was found.
Police requested the suspect to provide ownership of the bags, however the suspect was unable to give an explanation.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the load matched the properties that were reported stolen from a nearby Goedehoop farm.
The suspect was arrested with the goods valued at R15 000 recovered and the vehicle was confiscated for further investigation. The suspect is expected to have his day in the Bethal Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 13 September 2022 facing the said charges.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela was overwhelmed by the arrest and indicated that the police in Mpumalanga will remain available on the streets to ensure that every person and their properties are safe.