Wierdabrug police lauded for convictions

Wierdabrug police station commander Colonel Sam Makama applauded the police officers whose investigations led to convictions. Photo: Jason Milford

Three people arrested by the Wierdabrug police were recently convicted by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court. And police have warned residents to ensure their gate motors are properly secured.

Wierdabrug police spokesperson Captain Agnes Huma said the perpetrators were arrested on different occasions for various crimes.

Mutevuie Joao Carlos (32), a Mozambican national, was sentenced to nine months imprisonment for dealing in drugs. He was arrested in March for trying to sell dagga to pedestrians in Hennopspark, Centurion.

Police spotted him [Mutevuie], they searched him and found dagga in his possession,” said Huma.

Mellisa Mazane (28) was sentenced to two months imprisonment and a five year suspended sentence with an option of acknowledgement of guilt, or bail of R2 000.

Mazane was arrested at the Centurion mall in February for shoplifting.

Huma said Mazane was found in possession of stolen toys and ointment.

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Prince Mlotshwa (22) received a sentence of nine months in jail for shoplifting.

Mlotshwa was also arrested at the Centurion mall in February.

“He was found in possession of two breasts pumps he did not pay for.”

Huma said station commander Colonel Sam Makama applauded the police officers who investigated the cases and brought the criminals to book.

Huma also urged residents living in the Reeds in Centurion to take care of their motor gates.

She said the police were investigating numerous cases in the area where motor gates had been stolen.

“There is a new modus operandi among thieves who target motor gates that are not secured.”

She said a lock and chain would make it more difficult for criminals to steal the gates.

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“It would cause a delay and hopefully lead to an arrest.”

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