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OPINION | Eskom Workers Arrested For Alleged Theft Of Copper Cable Worth R540,000


Rustenburg - Two Eskom workers were caught for as far as anyone knows taking copper connect worth with respect to R540 000 in Welkom, Free State police said on Wednesday. 

Agent Captain Stephen Thakeng said a police boss annexed to the Welkom K9 Unit was on vehicle watch on Tuesday, when he saw an Eskom bakkie with copper joins in Lindsay Road, Welkom. 

He pushed toward the inhabitants and mentioned records which defended them to be in charge of such colossal measure of copper connect in the mine premises. 

"Groundwork assessment uncovered that the copper interface was taken from Eskom studio in Alma Road which was attested by the chief. The two agents, developed 38 and 40 were caught for responsibility for interface on an Eskom bakkie and a Mercedes truck with a crane. The held onto copper connect is 170 meters with a normal worth of R540 000, he said. 

They were depended upon to appear in the Welkom Magistrate's Court on Thursday. 

In North West, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said a 22-year-older individual faulted for injuring her cousin continually would apply for bail multi week from now at the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate's Court. 

NPA delegate in North West, Henry Mamothame, said Onkarabetse Monare displayed in court on Monday and her case was postponed to November 29 for affirmation of her elective area in arranging of her bail hearing. 

Monare purportedly injured her cousin Onneleng Mothupi, 42, to death on Saturday in Amelia near Schweizer-Reneke.

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