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NC Hawks arrest five suspects for Ekapa copper cable theft

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The suspects were arrested for allegedly stealing copper cables at the stadium dumps in Kimberley and damaging essential infrastructure.

Copper cables recovered by the Northern Cape Hawks. Picture: Supplied

THE HAWKS in the Northern Cape arrested five suspects who allegedly stole copper cables and damaged infrastructure worth R3.6 million at Ekapa Minerals.

Hawks provincial spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said the suspects were arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing copper cables at the stadium dumps in Kimberley.

“During April 2021, Ekapa Minerals (Pty) Ltd property, also known as stadium dumps in Kimberley, where essential infrastructure supplies mines with water, was extremely damaged and copper cables were stolen. The Hawks team recovered 52 kilograms of copper cables,” said Mnisi.

“All suspects are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, August 10.”

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