A 50-year-old Captain Juan Oosthuizen was remanded in custody upon appearance before the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 9 February 2023, on a charge of theft.
He is expected to reappear at the same court on Wednesday, 15 February 2023, for a formal bail application.
The Captain, attached to the Brits Visible Policing, was allegedly caught on Saturday afternoon, 4 February 2023, draining diesel out of the tank of a parked state vehicle.
Consequent to investigation by the Provincial Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit (ACIU), the member was arrested on Wednesday, 8 February 2023.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, commended the Provincial Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit members for putting behind bars unethical employees who tarnish the image of Service.
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