Three held for Vryburg cable theft

Johannesburg - Three people found in possession of suspected stolen copper cables were expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, said North West police.

The group was arrested during the week following investigations by a team of investigators contracted by Eskom, said spokesperson Pelonomi Makau.

"[Eskom investigators] allegedly searched [the] electric power line and the field along N14 road where three men were found in possession of 450m of electrical copper cables that were apparently stolen from the power line near Vryburg," said Makau.

The police were called in and the group was arrested and charged with theft and possession of copper cables.

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Vin Gallo 2014/08/30 12:33:43 PM
And what has that to do with Oscar Pistorius?
mantlekilo 2014/08/30 12:54:12 PM
Cable theft must be bumped up a schedule or three in the statute books. In my opinion it is a direct attack on the country's citizenry with a better than even chance of putting lives at risk !
Richard Young 2014/08/30 01:48:01 PM
Cable theft should be classed as treason
Tean Butler 2014/08/30 01:58:23 PM
Yet still our Police is doing nothing about cable theft. Why does Eskom have to contract people out to catch the culprits when we have a "totally" corrupt free police force.... pathetic ANC....
Farai Sairai 2014/08/30 01:59:43 PM
And they are fined R2000
Willem Proost 2014/08/30 02:20:45 PM
Economic sabotage NO BAIL
Byron van Rensburg 2014/08/30 03:00:32 PM
Charge them with treason, it's time we were rid of these thieves for good.
Tshwaro Twabile Boduloeng 2014/08/30 07:14:29 PM
I think for now Electricity will not be off time to time.thanks to eskom.4 izinyoka throw the cell keys faar away.