Workers were also prevented from reporting for duty. Operations at the mine had been suspended two days before and a strong police presence was seen at its gates.
“We found an aerial of an unknown vehicle at the scene with shards of windscreen and we took them for further investigation,” Phokane said.
According to Ms Marcelle Hoffman, inspector and chairman of Baberton SPCA, she received information about the killing of dogs three weeks ago and that another was to be killed last week.
Before sentencing the magistrate stated that his record showed that he could not be rehabilitated as he had appeared in court almost once a year for similar offences.
They ordered the employees to lie down on the floor, and proceeded to one of the rooms inside the restaurant where employees were busy counting money.
“We don’t know the reasons behind the alleged accusations against the Lesenya family, but the residents went to their chief first and reported the alleged malpractice to him.”When their chief disagreed with them, they took the matter into their own hands and set the Lesenya’s property alight,” he said.
The motivation for these campaigns is to take children away from crime and by doing this, we could build Tubatse cluster into a crime-free cluster
“He allegedly stole more than 300 spotlights and apparently sold them to local shops in Diphale and surrounding villages. Our investigation team led by Det Com Maj Martin Seabi, successfully managed to recover 32 lights at different shops. All the witnesses named the same suspect as the provider of the lights,” Mampuru said.
The Hops’ driver was travelling to town when he supposedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a mountain slope. The suspect, who had been travelling behind the Hops employee, collided with him.
The Hawks Organised Crime Unit pounced on several shops in Mashishing and Coromandel on Friday, seizing seven illegal gambling machines and arresting seven suspects
“He handed himself over on January 11 after we raided his residence. When he saw the police van, he ran away. We searched his home and found SANDF uniforms, an R4 rifle, a pump gun and live ammunition. The suspect appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate`s Court on January 13. He was denied bail and his case was postponed to January 18,” said spokesman for Tubatse police, Const Jerial Mvundlela.