KWAZULU-NATAL – Blessed Daniel Chipinde Ndlovu (28) and Shaun Gcina Langa (27) appeared in the Mooi River Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 14 June 2021 facing a charge of damage to essential infrastructure.
Ndlovu and Langa were arrested by the Drone Team and Fidelity security patrolling the Transnet pipeline on Saturday. The Drone Team observed suspicious movements and spotted a vehicle approaching the Transnet pipeline.
Their rapid response led to the arrest of the duo hiding in a nearby bush close to the place where damage was allegedly done on the Transnet pipeline. The members of the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation along with the local police and Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC) was also called to the scene.
A multidisciplinary team seized the vehicle allegedly used in the commission of crime along with several tools that include a generator and drilling equipment.
The suspects, both Zimbabweans were also charged for contravening the immigration Act 13 of 2002, as they did not have valid documentation.
The case against the duo was postponed to 21 June 2021 for a formal bail application.