Three Transnet employees in custody for theft

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Three Transnet employees Aphiwe Dike (27), Siso Jonas Kulunga (27) and Njabulo Malapane  (26) were remanded in custody by the Ogies Magistrates Court on Friday after they were arrested by Transnet Security personnel on Thursday, 27 January 2022 for theft and possession of Transnet batteries.

Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi of Mpumalanga Hawks said the Transnet security personnel stopped a Nissan NP300 at Saaiwater Transnet housing in Ogies loading some items from Saaiwater Railway station. There were three males inside the bakkie and the other three at the back.

“After stopping the bakkie, three men who were at the back ran away and the other three were arrested. Members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation based in Middelburg were summoned.”

Sekgotodi said during the search, 12 Transnet batteries were found from the back of the bakkie valued at R144 000.00.

The suspects were charged and taken to court. They were remanded in custody and the case is postponed to 04 February 2022 for formal bail application.

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