The police in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) arrested two men for tampering with essential infrastructure on Monday, 10 January. The duo made their first court appearance on Wednesday.

SUSPECTS CAUGHT TAMPERING WITH ESSENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala said officers from Nottingham Road police station were patrolling Curry’s Post Road in eThekwini when they spotted a suspicious vehicle next to a Transnet pipeline.

“The police officers requested for backup and police officers from the Highway Patrol together with private security officers immediately responded,” said Gwala.

According to the police report, it was established that the suspects allegedly tampered with the pipeline and forced a valve open.

Two men – aged 31 and 33 – were arrested for damaging and tampering with essential infrastructure. They appeared in the Howick Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

A firearm and vehicle were seized by the police for further investigation.

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