The three suspects accused of trying to smuggle a large amount of explosives into the country through the Beit Bridge border post were yet again refused bail by the Musina Magistrate's Court on Monday. This court appearance was the three’s second since their arrest on 4 August.
Murino Floyd (26), Tondorai Munthisi (33) and Tichavanwe Supai (37) were arrested after explosives were found in the truck they were travelling in. Their truck was stopped for scanning purposes and the authorities subsequently recovered 750 explosive blasting caps and three rolls of explosive cabling with an estimated street value of R300 000.
“The origin and destination of these explosives are still being determined,” said provincial police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe.
The three are charged with the illegal possesion of explosives and will again appear in court on 16 August, pending further police investigations.
Date:14 August 2018 - By: Andries van Zyl
Andries joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in April 1993 as a darkroom assistant. Within a couple of months he moved over to the production side of the newspaper and eventually doubled as a reporter. In 1995 he left the newspaper group and travelled overseas for a couple of months. In 1996, Andries rejoined the Zoutpansberger as a reporter. In August 2002, he was appointed as News Editor of the Zoutpansberger, a position he holds until today.