By Lloyd Takawira
The two Zimbabwean nationals aged 38 and 43 years respectively have been arrested by the Hawks.
The two accomplices allegedly stole fuel worth more than R3 million at a Transnet station in Warden, Free State.
The two were arrested on Sunday after a tip-off that four tankers were reportedly transporting the fuel to Gauteng.
“Four tankers laden with stolen diesel and petrol were intercepted near a farm in Presentkraal Street. They have been seized for further investigation,” Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said yesterday.
“The incident is one of many that are still under investigation by the Hawks which is now becoming a serious national threat.”
The pair, who are both Zimbabwean nationals, are expected to appear in the Warden Magistrate’s Court this Thursday.