Mealiemeal thieves in court

2013-11-19 23:02
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Johannesburg - Two Ethiopians and a Pakistani appeared in the Frankfort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for possession of stolen property and theft.

They allegedly stole maize meal from a milling company in the area, Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said.

The matter was postponed to next week to allow legal aid time to find translators.

The men, aged 24, 29 and 30, were arrested on Saturday, after residents in Namahadi township, in the Free State, suspected they were storing stolen goods in a back room in the area.

They were found with 56 25kg bags of maize meal and failed to give police a receipt.

They would remain in police custody until their next appearance.

Mophiring could not provide their names.

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