MODJADJISKLOOF: The accused Morepiwa Mathews Mononela has been found guilty by Modjadjiskloof Magistrate court for theft of avocados. Mononela was spotted while busy carrying avocados in and out of the farm arranging to be collected by a vehicle.
He was then arrested at the scene and charged with theft with the stock valued at R115-000.
The docket was assigned to detective Constable Lehlogonolo Lazarus Kgatla who ensured that enough evidence is collected to link the suspect to the crime.
Mononela was then found guilty and sentenced to 3 years direct imprisonment for theft.
The station commander Lieutenant Colonel Makgadi Manamela has appreciated the good work done by the members involved on arrest and mostly the investigating officer who left no stone unturned.
“We believe that this sentence will serve as a deterrence to other criminals who continues to terrorize the farms. We will continue to work with the farmers and their security on planned operations to disrupt their activities.
“We will continue to deliver the best service of high quality which is accessible to everyone, “said Lieutenant Colonel Manamela the station commander of Modjadjiskloof.