Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Vredefort: Six suspects; Thabang Kwetemtheme (33), Khanyile Hluthiy (33), Justice Gxotiswa (37), Sibuleli Nyokama (50), Bongane Hyoni (25) and Malixole Nompetsheni (39), appeared in the Vredefort Magistrate court on a charge of possession of unlicensed firearm and attempted business robbery.
They were caught just before they can continue with their mission. This follows an incident that happened on a farm Goedgedaght, Vredefort district.
The case was postponed to the 06 March 2020, to allow the state to get a date for regional court. The suspects remained in custody.
On Saturday 18 January 2020, police followed an information about a business robbery that was going to take place at Goedgedaght farm. Way-lay operations were conducted near Klein Bloemfontein farm by Vispol in Vredefort, Crime Intelligence, Detectives, Station Commander, Cluster Commander, K9 unit and LCRC.
They stopped two vehicles, a white Hilux bakkie and a red VW polo. Upon searching the vehicle 3 firearms were confiscated 1x 7.65 Norinko, 1x 9mm star,1x supergotti 911 with a toy gun.
Six (6) suspects were arrested.