A 27-year-old man will spend the subsequent 10 years behind bars for stealing R300,000 value of gas from a Transnet pipeline.
Batsarai Chimutanga was sentenced within the Vereeniging Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Friday.
There have been a number of arrests just lately as thieves, some utilizing their very own gas tankers, goal the strategic community of gas pipelines.
Chimutanga was arrested by the Hawks at a maize farm in Kliprivier, in the Vaal area, in March.
“The investigation group had obtained intelligence about unknown males who have been seen tampering with the Transnet gas pipeline at Greenland maize farm,” Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Capt Ndivhuwo Mulamu mentioned in an announcement.
“On arrival, Chimutanga was apprehended whereas driving a white Renault truck carrying plenty of containers laden with the stolen diesel. The truck and the stolen diesel value R300,000 have been seized.”