Four suspects, aged between 19 and 27 appeared in Mogwase Magistrates’ Court yesterday. They were remanded in custody for further investigation. The fifth suspect was released under the custody of his parents as he is a minor, aged 14 years. A Social Workers assessment report is also awaited regarding the minor.
The suspects were arrested on Monday, 13 April 2015 for possession of suspected stolen properties goods taken at one of the shops during looting. Groceries worth R20 000-00 was found in their possession. They are due to appear in court tomorrow.
Meanwhile 22 suspects aged between 18 and 36 were arrested on Monday for public violence, will also be appearing in court tomorrow.
Source : South African Police Service