Copper Cable Thief Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Cable theft is a punishable offense, with a hefty prison sentence.

A stellar job by law enforcers led to the successful arrest and conviction of Armando Shirindza, a Mozambican national, caught stealing copper cables around Daveyton in November 2020.

On Monday, 29 March 2021, Magistrate E Schutte of the Benoni Magistrates’ Courts sentenced the accused to 15 years in prison for the theft of 1.6m of copper cables and three 185mm core copper cables.

Magistrate Schutte applauded all law enforcers who were involved in handling the case with professionalism and competence.

Residents are encouraged to report cable theft to the City’s service delivery call centre on 0860 543 000 or log a complaint on My COE APP.