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Vandals keep police on their toes

by Staff reporter
19 Feb 2024 at 15:01hrs | Views
Police have expressed concern over the spike in cases of vandalism of public infrastructure.

This follows the recent arrest of a  Takudzwa Sasa (24) of number 10562 Western Triangle Highfields, Harare over unlawful possession of copper cables.

Sasa was arrested following a high-speed chase along the Harare-Masvingo Highway on Thursday after he failed to stop at a police roadblock.

"Upon search, a total of 34 sacks packed with copper wires, copper pipes and transformer copper windings stashed in the loading box were recovered. The recovered loot had a total weight of 1 465kg," a police memo read.

He appeared before the Chivhu Regional Court and was remanded in custody to February 28, 2024.

In a related issue, police in Bulawayo also arrested Mandlenkosi Hlongwane (33) and Danisa Matema (45) for possession of  ZETDC armoured copper cables and transformer windings.

Cases of vandalism and theft of public infrastructure are on the increase despite a 10-year mandatory 10-year jail term imposed by the justice system.

Source - newsday