Galp supervisor arrested for E80 000 theft
A supervisor for Big Tree Filling Station (Galp) at Matsapha has been accused of stealing E80 322 while working for the company.
Sphelele Ellen Ndlela made her court appearance yesterday at the Matsapha Circuit Court before Magistrate Lucia Lukhele.
She faced a charge of theft in that while she was working as a supervisor for Big Tree Filling Station also known as Galp, she allegedly stole money amounting to E80 322.
A court record noted that the accused was an agent of Matsapha branch and entrusted with the care and custody of the said money which belonged to Galp.
It is alleged that the money stolen by the accused was in the possession of Sicelo Mkhabela. During her court appearance yesterday, the accused was remanded back to police custody.
She was further advised to get the services of an attorney the next time she comes to court.
The accused requested for bail from the magistrate, however, she was advised that due to the amount involved in the case, it would be wise that she request for bail during her next appearance which is October 4. Lukhele informed the accused that this was because if she as a magistrate was to give the accused bail, she would fix it at half the amount of the money which has been reported to have been stolen which would be around E40 000. The magistrate said she doubted that the accused would have that money. The accused was then remanded back into police custody.