Cedara: three charged with computer theft

2010-08-18 00:00

A FOREIGN national was arrested after he was found with computers worth more than R22 000, which were allegedly stolen from Cedara College of Agriculture outside Pietermaritzburg early this month.

A Congolese man, Nkumu Asokwe (22), and his two co-accused, Lindelwa Walter Mazeka (19) and Thato Mhoto (21), briefly appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Asokwe is charged with possession of stolen property, while others have been charged with housebreaking and theft. The stolen goods are a computer array and laptop, which together are worth R22 600.

The theft took place at night, between August 7 and 8. Mazeka and Mhoto were arrested at their homes in Khanya village on the morning of August 13.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the three suspects, who are remanded in custody, will return to court on August 23. — WR.


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