Two accused, Daniel Kwalate (21) and Ofentse Khutswane (24) appeared in the Lehurutshe Magistrate’s Court on 22 January 2014 on allegations of Burglary at Business premises. They were denied bail and will appear again on 3 February 2014 for further investigations.
It is alleged that on 16 January 2014 the accused broke into Tlhaole High School at Motswedi village near Zeerust and took six computers to the value of R12 000.00. Both suspects were arrested at Motswedi village on 16 January 2014.
According to the information, on 17 January 2014 police received a tip-off from a community member that there were two suspicious people who were selling a motor vehicle radio at a tavern. Police acted upon information and arrested the suspects.
According to the information, both suspects were interviewed by police and a search was conducted at their residential places for more suspected stolen goods. One suspected stolen computer was recovered. It was identified as one of those alleged stolen at the school during burglary.
It is alleged that the suspects took police to a nearby bush where another computer was recovered covered in a plastic bag and shrubs. The accused directed police to where other two computers were recovered. It is alleged that they were sold to some foreign nationals in town.