Cable theft: syndicate bakkie to be forfeited

2013-03-28 00:00

THE high court in Pietermaritzburg has granted an order declaring that a bakkie and R5 430 in cash linked to the activities of an alleged cable theft syndicate be forfeited to the state.

According to papers before Judge Rashid Vahed, the Nissan 1400 bakkie and the money were obtained when a Mozambican man suspected of involvement in the syndicate, Antonio Diogo Carule, was arrested in Hilton on August 14, 2012.

Carule, who is allegedly in the country illegally, was arrested in the bakkie by members of Combined Private Investigations close to the scene where Eskom cable was stolen. Two rolls of copper cable were found on the back of the vehicle.

The bakkie was registered in the name of Mzobanzi Milton Qulu, who did not oppose the forfeiture application.

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