Former SAPS Captain nabbed

LEPHALALE — A former police Captain, Ntsieni Rathumba (52), who was since September 2015 been sought by the police in Lephalale for the theft of a state firearm and an official laptop, was finally nabbed at Madodonga village in Tshilwavhusiku, policing precinct under Makhado Cluster.
Rathumbu was arrested early Saturday 6 January 2018 after a domestic incident involving his girlfriend. He was charged with possession of a firearm without a license.
Rathumbu was the Commander of the Local Criminal Record Centre in Lephalale and he resigned from the SAPS in May 2015. When he resigned, he never returned the said state properties and a case of theft was subsequently opened for investigation.
According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster Spokesperson, the suspect had appeared in Tahilwavhusiku Magistrate’s Court on Monday 8 January on a charge of theft of a state firearm. He remanded in custody and appeared in court again on 9 January on a charge of possession of a firearm without a license.
The state firearm has since been recovered and it will be sent for ballistic examination.
Police investigations are still continuing to locate the laptop.

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