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Accused appears in court for tampering with essential infrastructure


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West

POTCHEFSTROOM - On Wednesday, 23 November 2022, Felix Ndoti (40) appeared in the Schweizer-Reneke District Court on a charge of tampering with Essential Infrastructure. The case was postponed to Tuesday, 29 November 2022, for a formal bail application. The accused will also appear on Monday, 28 November 2022, in the Coligny Magistrates' Court on two counts of malicious damage to property and theft of tower batteries.

Ndoti was arrested after he broke and gained entrance into a Vodacom container and stole batteries in September 2018 in Schweizer-Reneke.  Consequent to intensive investigation by the Provincial Organised Crime, the accused was linked with the break-in through fingerprints. He was further linked to the two Coligny incidents wherein he allegedly broke into a container and stole batteries. He was ultimately arrested on Monday, 21 November 2022, in Delareyville.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena lauded the Investigation team for arresting the suspect and pointed out that the arrest will serve as a warning that those who tamper or destroy essential infrastructure, will be dealt with harshly.


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