Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, has praised the police for arresting three suspects, aged between 28 and 70, on charges of Stock Theft in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 12 May, at Graskop.
The arrest came when police in Graskop were busy with their routine patrols. They spotted a heavily loaded White Toyota Corolla and instructed the driver to stop. Upon stopping the vehicle, the police searched the car and found a large amount of meat stashed in the boot.
Police enquired about the meat but the men failed to give a clear explanation. The men were arrested for stock theft. Preliminary investigations have since revealed that the trio was allegedly involved in stock theft activities whereby, they slaughtered a cow at Dientjie area then stashed the meat in the car and were on their way to Bushbuckridge before they were intercepted by police.
The suspects, Isaac Khosa (70), Sibusiso Khosa (21) as well as 26-year-old Gregory Khosa appeared at the Graskop Magistrate’s Court on 13 May 2020, on charges of Stock theft and were granted R1500 bail each. They are expected to appear again at the same court on 21 May 2020.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, has welcomed the arrest of the three suspects and thanked members for their vigilance in the fight against crime even during this challenging time that the country is facing. These men and women in blue showed commitment to their work and are the kind of police members that must be commended as they do not take things for granted but verify and thoroughly check information. With such committed and dedicated members, the community can be assured of their safety and that of their property.