Police in Leeudoringstad arrested four suspects for housebreaking and theft as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm. The arrests came after the police followed-up on information received from the community about a suspicious vehicle driving around in Kgakala Section on Wednesday, 6 May 2020.
The vehicle was subsequently spotted and pulled over by the police. During the search, the police found properties stolen earlier on the same day at a farm.
Furthermore, they found a 9mm pistol. Further investigation revealed that the pistol was stolen in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, during a business robbery in which one suspect was arrested while the others fled the scene.
Molawa Motsamai (48), Vukani Mbongeni (36), Wiseman Moyo (48) and Solly Lithibe (35) appeared in the Wolmaransstad Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 8 May 2020. They were denied bail and will be remanded in custody until their next court appearance on Friday, 15 May 2020.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, welcomed the arrests and confiscation of goods including the firearm. He also thanked members of the community for their assistance in providing vital information which led to the arrests.
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