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Four Men Sentenced For Theft of Crude Oil in Sasolburg

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Sasolburg – Four men were found guilty of theft and tempering with essential infrastructure by Sasolburg Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 18 March 2022 .

The Hawks Free State Spokesperson Captain Christopher Singo , says the accused are Norman Tsvito (44), Cliff Mtantho (46), Beckham Mtando (28) and George Katumba(56) .

“Their sentence originates from an incident which took place on Saturday, 01 August 2020 at 01:30 where Transnet received a pressure drop from their pipeline at Taaibos farm in Zamdela Sasolburg. The incident was immediately reported to the members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Investigation team based in Sasolburg who then attended to the complaint” said Captain Christopher Singo

“When the police arrive at the crime scene, they found the accused loading crude oil from the valve into the truck. The accused were then arrested and they appeared in court on several occasions culminated in their recent sentencing.”

“The court sentenced Tsvito to fifteen (15) years direct imprisonment and the other three accused were sentenced to a fine of R1000 or thirty (30) days imprisonment.”

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