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Two accused expected to appear in Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court for possession of a stolen car

The two suspects from Eswatini were found in possession of a vehicle which had been stolen during January in Limpopo.

Two suspects, aged 24 and 27, from Eswatini, are expected to appear in the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court in Tonga today, April 17 after being nabbed by police for possession of a stolen vehicle.

According to a provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Donald Mdhluli, the two were caught on the R570 road between Jeppes Reef and Malalane on Saturday April 13.

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“Members from Border Policing attached to Operation Vala Umgodi were doing routine patrols when they stopped and searched a Toyota Hilux GD-6 bakkie which looked suspicious to them. It was found that the vehicle was the one they had been looking for, reported stolen in January at Bolobedu in Limpopo,” he said.

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Mdhluli said Mancoba Bongi Dlamini (27) and Siyabonga Thusi (24) were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and had their first court appearance on Monday April 15 in the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court. They were remanded in custody and the magistrate postponed the case for a formal bail hearing.

At this stage, police cannot rule out the possibility of adding additional charges against the suspects, pending further investigation.

By the time of publishing the outcome of bail hearing was unknown.

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