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Eight Suspects Arrested for Stealing Aluminium Cables Worth R2.5 Million in Western Cape.

The high rate at which criminals operate in South Africa should give every well meaning South African sleepless night because this incidences of crime is gradually dragging the reputation of our dear country down to the mould within the international space.

It is becoming rare for a day to go by without seeing or hearing about unpleasant activities of criminal elements operating across the nation just to make money at the expense of our country's security and peace.

For sometime now, there's been several reported cases of cable theft which has dilapidated our power sector. This situation is one of the reasons why some neighborhood in the country do not have electricity supply.

Just yesterday also, officers of South African Police Service busted a warehouse where aluminum cables were stashed by cable thieves in Black health, Western Cape. Preliminary investigation showed that the cables belong to ESKOM SA with an estimated value of R2.5 Million.

Eight suspects between the ages of 29 to 49 were arrested inside the warehouse and they will be arraigned at the Blue Downs Magistrate Court on the 29th of June 2022.

This was contained in a statement released by Beast of news on Twitter:

"The Western Cape South Africa Police Service recovered Eskom South Africa cables worth R2.5 million in Blackheath. Eight suspects aged between 29 and 49 have been arrested. The suspects will appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on 29 June".


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