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Additional accused handed themselves over for theft of R2.1 million conveyor belts

Media statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

MPUMALANGA – Ian Stewart (58) and Macnab Campbell Quinton (50) handed themselves to the police before they appeared in the Evander Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 12 September 2022.

This happened after they learned that they were sought by a multidisciplinary team which included the Secunda based Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Secunda Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime, Priority Crime Specialised Investigation (PCSI) and Secunda K9 unit during the operation conducted in Springs, Embalenhle and  Witbank respectively on 07 September 2022 for theft of conveyor belts.

During the operation Mxolisi Mona (29) and Veli Charles Mahlangu (44) were arrested, charged and taken to court on the 9 September 2022 where they were joined by Adam Voges (48) who handed himself over before court.  The trio was released on warning and the case was postponed to 29 September 2022 for tracing of the remaining accused.

In total, five accused were brought before court and later released on warning pending the ongoing investigation and the arrest of the last accused. All five suspects are expected to appear together in the same court on the 29 September 2022. 

The Provincial Head of the Hawks Major General Zodwa Mokoena applauded the multidisciplinary approach by the team and she promised that no stone will be left unturned. “We shall investigate without fear, favour and prejudiced,” she added.


Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi
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