On Wednesday, 08 June 2022 at about 00:30, members of Zamdela SAPS received an alert that there are certain individuals tampering with the cellphone towers in Phase 5, Zamdela. Upon arrival at the scene, the members managed to arrest one suspect aged 38 years old. Four other suspects managed to flee the scene. Five sim containers stolen inside the cellphone towers were recovered.

The 38-year-old will appear in Sasolburg Magistrates Court soon, facing charges of possession of suspected stolen property and tampering with government and other essential infrastructure.

The Fezile Dabi District Commissioner, Major General Moses Makhubo appreciated the member’s effort for their quick response and arrest that was made.

“Malicious damage to essential infrastructure is an offense and the perpetrators of such acts should be brought to justice,” concluded Maj Gen Makhubo.

Report by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.