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STILFONTEIN BROTHERS APPEAR IN COURT FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF EXPLOSIVES: POTCHEFSTROOM
2021/09/21      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburgh   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM - 20 September 2021 – Abbnel Mapungwana(28) and Sydney Mapungwana(24) appeared before the Stilfontein Magistrates’ Court today, on charges of being in possession of explosives according to Act 15 of 2003. They will remain in custody until their next court appearance on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

The accused’s court appearance came after information was received about explosives that were allegedly kept in a house in Stilfontein. The Illegal Mining Task Team operationalised the information and searched the identified house with assistance of an explosives dog on Saturday, 18 September 2021, and found the following:

- about 30m of detonation court

- 1 connector capped fuse

- 1 shock tube detonator

- An extensive amount of cash

The accused were immediately arrested after the discovery of the explosives.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, congratulated the Illegal Mining Task Team and K9 Unit members for their quick reaction.     

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The seized explosives.