NORTHERN CAPE – A general worker at the Department of Health was arrested alongside five security officials for theft of state property on Sunday, 28 June 2020. The police received information about cleaning materials and other items that were removed from the premises of the department without a removal order. It was alleged that the suspects shared the stolen items amongst themselves and more items were kept at one of their residence for further distribution.
The information was operationalised with assistance from the security company personnel and the alleged houses were searched.
The police recovered items including protective and cleaning materials and among others a television set and air conditioner belonging to Department of Health at an estimated value of R100 000-00.
The six aged between 30 and 51 will soon appear before the Magistrate Court of Upington.
The Acting District Commissioner of ZF Mgcawu Brigadier Sampie Koopman lauded the members for the swift response and strongly alluded that actions of this nature by those who are supposed to protect the properties of the state will be dealt with decisively.
Source: South African Police Service