The two suspects Molao Stanley Ramushu (40) and William Mamaila (58) who were apprehended by the police in Tzaneen for possession of suspected stolen TLB machine, have appeared before the Tzaneen Magistrate court on Thursday, 17 September 2020.
The suspects were denied bail and their cases were postponed to 06 October 2020 for bail application and for further police investigations.
Limpopo police say, the arrest follows after a tip-off from members of the community about a truck that was transporting the machine along the R36 road towards Tzaneen town. “They reacted swiftly and the truck was spotted at one of the local filling stations in the Tzaneen CBD.
“The two suspects were interviewed about the origin and destination of this machine but they failed to provide a reasonable explanation. They were immediately arrested and the truck with the TLB machine were also confiscated.
“It was also revealed that one of the suspects, Ramushu was highly wanted for a number of serious and violent crimes. Subsequently, he was positively linked to twelve other cases which he allegedly committed during the years 2010 and 2019 across Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces.
“These offences include possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle, theft of motor vehicle, business robberies, possession of an unlicensed firearm, drunk and driving, armed robbery and attempted theft of motor vehicle.
“The Police investigations are still continuing”, added Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.