Suspect arrested for fuel oil theft in Gauteng

Suspect arrested for fuel oil theft in Gauteng

Members of NATJOINTS’ Energy Safety and Security Priority Committee arrested a trucker who allegedly sold Eskom's heavy fuel oil instead of delivering it to the utility's Camden Power Station in Mpumalanga.  


SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says 42-year-old Phumlani Hadebe appeared in court on Tuesday on charges of theft and fraud.

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"The suspect is accused of diverting and selling heavy fuel oil with 500 000 for 40 000."


"At the time of the crime, he was working for a company contracted by Eskom to deliver the oil in Camden Power Station in Mpumalanga.


"He never delivered it. Instead, he delivered it at a private facility and pocketed the money for his benefit. Through intelligence, he was traced to Gauteng this week and arrested by the police."


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