Another suspect is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on the morning of 11 August 2021, following his arrest on Monday, 9 August 2021 by the Hawks’ members of Crimes Against the State (CATS) Head Office and Free State assisted by Free State Provincial SAPS Crime Intelligence as well as Tactical Response Team.
In a joint intelligence led investigation, the team managed to trace one of the alleged instigators in the recent violent protests, looting of businesses and destruction of infrastructure, ensured the apprehension of the 40-year-old suspect.
During the search on his body and his car, some exhibits were found.
The suspect will answer to charges relating to incitement to commit public violence.
The case against Phineas Letsoalo was remanded to 18 August 2021 for a formal bail application.