DORSET — The Police in Dorset arrested two suspects for housebreaking and theft on Friday 16 August during Operation Thatha Zonke.
It is alleged that on 11 February 2019, the 34-year-old Raphuti Piet Sediye and the 39-year-old Phillip Phiri broke the container where a water pump was kept on a Game Farm in the Dorset policing area.
Sediya, a former employee on the farm and a South African citizen, allegedly hired someone to transport the stolen items further.
The transporter, however, became suspicious when they had to cut the fence wire to load the stolen items. When he inquired about it, he was told not to worry for they are the farmworkers on the farm and the fence will be fixed.
The water pump was sold to one of the suspect’s uncles in Villa Nora policing area.
The uncle directed the police where the suspects were in Dipere Village outside Marken where they were arrested.
They appeared in Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Monday 19 August where they were charged with Housebreaking and Theft. Phillip Phiri was also charged for being an illegal immigrant.
The case was postponed to Wednesday 21 August 2019.