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2023/07/24      |  Written By:  Colonel P Naidu   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Gqeberha 24 July 2023: Two suspects, one a company driver were arrested by SAPS Mount Road detectives for the alleged theft of a company truck loaded with food to the value of R400 000. It is alleged that on 4 July 2023 at about 02:00, the driver Xolisa Matshotyana, 33 years old was off duty when he went to the company warehouse in Deal Party and drove off with a loaded truck .

The contents of the truck was offloaded at a premises in Rise Road in Deal Party and driven back to the warehouse. On 6/07, the company after viewing the dashboard camera established the location of the drop off and approached police for assistance.

Police managed to recover goods to the value of R58 000 which was positively identified by the complainant. On 9/07, Matshotyana was arrested at his house in Kwazakele and detained for theft of motor vehicle and theft from motor vehicle. The warehouse manager, Mninawe Mayekiso, aged 40 years old was arrested on 12/07 and charged for theft.

Both suspects appeared in court and the case is remanded to 28 August 2023.