Five arrested for drugs

2016-11-30 06:00

A high school teacher in Tweespruit arrested in connection with dealing drugs, along with two accomplices, reappeared in the Excelsior Magistrate’s Court on Monday (28/11) to apply for bail.

The suspects are teacher Taele Daniel Molelle (34) and his two accomplices, Mojalefa Mosia (24) and Tshokolo Sekwere (25).

They first appeared in court on Monday, 21 November, facing charges of dealing drugs.

Sgt Martin Xuma, the Thaba Nchu police cluster spokesperson, said the trio were apprehended on Friday, 18 November, by an on-duty Tweespruit police after they reacted to a tip-off about the three men who were driving around the vicinity of the Dawiesville residential settlement.

He said the three suspects were all in a Ford Bantam bakkie and they were arrested after the police discovered 23 Ndanda pills, weighing 35 g and with a street value of R1 000, after searching the vehicle.

  • Xuma said the vehicle belonging to the teacher was impounded. In a separate case in Thaba Nchu, where the police also reacted to a tip-off, a couple was arrested. Fikile Olifant (41) and Thembekile Sakie (31) were arrested for dealing drugs.

Xuma said on-duty members found 57 Mandrax tablets valued at R3 500 after tho-roughly searching the house and the occupants.

The 57 pills were wrapped up in a plastic bag which was hidden between the track-suit pants and the disposable nappy a baby was wearing.

He said the husband was arrested after two more Mandrax tablets were also disco-vered in his possession.

Xuma said the couple’s 12-year-old daughter and seven-month-old baby have been taken to their grand­mother in Thaba Nchu.

Sakie was granted bail of R3 000 and Olifant remains in custody. Both will reappear in court on Thursday (01/12).

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