Copper case dropped

2014-08-13 00:00

THE copper theft case against a Ladysmith taxi owner and his employee collapsed yesterday when the court was told that one of the men had died.

Taxi boss Mbongi Michael Lukhele’s identity document was handed in to court yesterday, with a stamp showing that he is dead.

The case against both Lukhele and Nkululeko Freedom Bhengu was then withdrawn.

The men were arrested on May 20 when they arrived at Wayne’s Scrap Metal in Pietermaritzburg with 462 kg of copper worth R90 000.


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