Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
1 minute read
3 Mar 2021
5:22 am

Angle grinder at Transnet fuel pipe sees 2 nabbed

Reitumetse Makwea

Transnet has urged all petroleum retailers and members of the public to refrain from buying fuel from unregistered traders.

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Two suspects arrested by the Mpumalanga Hawks – Delphas Shabangu and Nkosinathi Ngobeni – seemingly intended to use an angle grinder to cut open a Transnet fuel pipeline in Mpumalanga recently. According to Hawks Mpumalanga spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi, the arrest followed a tip-off from the drone team who were patrolling that night. The angle grinder was among the tools recovered by the police. “Security made an observation and saw the suspects busy digging the ground on top of the Transnet fuel pipeline. The matter was reported to Fidelity security, who summoned law enforcement,” said Sekgotodi. He said the...