LEPHALALE, WATERBERG - More cases including house robberies and house breaking are also being linked to the disgraced police detective from Witpoort Constable Johannes Mashitisho (27), who has to answer to more cases at Witpoort and Villa-Nora outside Lephalale.
Mashitisho was arrested in connection with a business robbery two weeks ago. According to the information from the police, Mashitisho was also found to have been in possession of illegal fire-arms and ammunitions.
The police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said Mashitisho together with his co-accused allegedly broke into a liquor store on Saturday night, September 28.
“The suspects gained entry by breaking down a door as well as some part of the wall. They fled after taking liquor to the approximate value of R15 000,” says Mulaudzi.
Mulaudzi stated that investigations led the police to Mashitisho’s residence where they confiscated some of the stolen liquor, two unlicensed 9mm pistols and ammunition and police issued bullet-proofs.
“The serial numbers of the fire-arms were filed off and their origin is being investigated,” Mulaudzi added.
Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Fannie Masemola said any member of the police service in Limpopo of whatever rank will face the wrath of the law should they engage in criminal offences.
Mashitisho and his 10 accomplice were remanded in police custody prior their next appearance which was penned for yesterday.