FREE STATE - Members of Lejweleputswa District Reaction Team were on vehicle patrol at Mannys, Welkom when they noticed smoke coming from the direction of the railway line on 10 May 2022 at about 07:45.
The two members approached the spot from where the smoke came and there was a group of men who ran away when noticing the police members and evaded arrest. Copper cable weighing 290,5 kg with an estimated street value of R31 955 was found where the suspects attempted to burn it.
Destruction of infrastructure is a concern in Matjhabeng and the confiscation of this large quantity of copper cable is a breakthrough. Thanks to observant members of Lejweleputswa District Reaction Team.
Source: South African Police Service