The South African Police Service has issued a warrant of arrest for Victor Ncube and Ian Chitova who are wanted after not appearing in court.
The four thieves had been convicted and sentenced to different years, where Valentine got 15 years direct imprisonment and Happy was convicted of 12 years.
The two suspects were arrested in 2018, after being caught on the scene stealing, cutting cooper cables that belong to Eskom in Welbekend, Yestervarkfortein Tshwane region.
The two are on the run were expected to appear at the Bronkhorstspruit Regional courthouse but absconded after their release in November 2018.
According to Lieutenant- colonel Mavela Masondo said an arrest warrant for the two accused has been issued and they are still on the manhunt for the two copper thieves.
“ warrant of arrest has been issued for the two Victor Ncube and Ian Chitova, who failed to appear in court after they were released on bail.” Colonel Mavela stated.
A man hunt to find and trace the two whereabouts has been on going and the police as seeking assistances to locate the two accused.
“We are appealing to anyone who might have information about the whereabouts of these suspects to please call the investigating officer Detactivce and surgent Jeffrey Selopane on his direct line.”
Gauteng provincial commissionaire Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the successful conviction and sentencing of the two men who were arrested for stealing copper cables belonging to Eskom.
“I am pleased with the successful conviction and sentencing of the accused as this will send a strong massage to those who continue to cause damage to our essential infrastructure in the Gauteng province.” He stated during his interview with Record Noweto.
He also emphases on how the SAPS remains committed to fight against copper theft.
“I am warning those who are still involved in these criminal acts, it is just a matter of time before you behind bars.” Mawela said
Detective Selope can be contacted on 0764936080 or 0834362819