SANDF Members Dragged to Court For Crossing Stolen Vehicles to Zimbabwe

The members of the South African Defense Forces were in court today facing charges of crossing stolen vehicles to neighbouring countrt, Zimbabwe.

The culprits were identified as Bulelani Danti (29) from King Wiliams Town, Ludwe Gwedashe from Port Elizabeth, Thembani Mjelo (31) from East London, Marks Funeka (49) from Carletonville, Peter Thato Namane (51) from Soshanguve.

The members of the defence forces ppeared in Musina Magistrates Court today after they were arrested on 21 and 22 June 2021 for allegedly smuggling stolen vehicles to Zimbabwe.

It is alleged that the suspects accepted a bribe of R15 000 to allow stolen vehicles to cross the border to Zimbabwe.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) received information about SANDF members who are assisting vehicle smuggling syndicates to smuggle suspected stolen vehicles through the Limpopo River.

The Hawks and the military proceeded with the undercover operation and the suspects were consequently arrested at Musina along the Limpopo River.

The SANDF members were immediately arrested by the military police.

However, the case was postponed to 28 June 2021 for formal bail application..