Zimbabwean Man Arrested For Possession Of Prasa Cables in Cape Town

He said members of the rapid rail police unit in Philippi followed a tip-off that led them to a container in Ncoro Street, where the stolen items were found.

Zimbabwean man arrested after he was found in possession of prasa copper cable/picture from CTV News London

A Zimbabwean man who is said to be in his 30s has been arrested after he was caught in possession of prasa copper cable, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Andrè Traut said in a statement that the accused was arrested in Mfuleni township with prasa cables with approximately a weight of 2 500 kg.

He said members of the rapid rail police unit in Philippi followed a tip-off that led them to a container in Ncoro Street, where the stolen items were found.

“The Zimbabwean man is scheduled to make his court appearance in Blue Downs once he has been charged,” Traut said.

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In another case, said Traut, a man was handcuffed after he looted a vacant Camps Bay holiday home.

Police received a tip-off that a homeless man sold a flat-screen television to an unknown buyer. Investigations led police to the house, where the burglary was found, Traut added.

“The owner, who was oblivious of the matter, was traced and a burglary case docket was registered. Last night the suspect was arrested where he was hiding on the slopes of Table Mountain. He is scheduled to make a court appearance in Cape Town once he has been charged.”

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On Tuesday, Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz was against many incidents of burglary and spiteful damage to property that have occurred across the province during the coronavirus lockdown.

He said the acts would not be supported, and pleaded to all communities to follow the law and come forward with information that could help the police in their efforts to stop criminal activities in the province.

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