Four Transnet employees arrested for R1.9m copper theft

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Four people are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday for the theft of copper worth around R1.9 million.

The four people, who are understood to be Transnet employees, were arrested following operations in Pretoria last week, said Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu.

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"[The] Hawks'  Serious Organised Crime Investigation [Unit] in Pretoria conducted an intelligence-driven operation that resulted in the arrests of the four men at [the] Transnet Infrastructure Freight Rail Koedoespoort Depot in Pretoria," said Mulamu.

Provincial head, Major-General Ebrahim Kadwa, commended the investigation team for their swift response.

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