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Ten suspects arrested for damage/tampering to essential infrastructure in Parys


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

FREE STATE - Ten suspects were arrested for damage and tampering to essential infrastructure, in Parys.

It is alleged that on Thursday, 09 March 2023 at about 04:00, the police received information about a person digging copper cable in the open veld next to the R59 about 10km outside Parys. Members proceeded to the said place, inside the ditch they found one suspect busy digging and trying to pull out copper cable. The members arrested the suspect and he pointed out his accomplices who were later arrested in Tambo and Mbeki section, Tumahole. The members confiscated six shovels, three picks and copper cable which were found in the veld near the ditch.

The ten suspects will appear before the Parys Magistrate court on Monday, 13 March 2023 for damaging and tampering with essential infrastructure.


Sergeant Josephine Rani
079 499 6165