Galp su­per­vi­sor ar­rested for E80 000 theft

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - By Si­fiso Nh­la­batsi

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.

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