UITSPANNING – An Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality (EMLM) water tanker truck, allegedly worth R1.5 million, which was stolen in Uitspanning outside Groblersdal, had been recovered in Mpumalanga.
Simon Makua, EMLM Public Relations and Communications Manager, confirmed that the truck which was stolen on Thursday 17 October 2019 had been recovered.
In a statement, the local municipality said the water tanker was stolen by armed robbers at its satellite office in Uitspanning outside Groblersdal.
The local municipality said police were continuing with investigations and would ensure that those responsible for the crime were apprehended.
Makua said the local municipality would like to thank the recovery team, Gubis85 security, Trekker and South African Police Service (Saps) who followed up on leads until the water tanker was recovered.
He added that they as the local municipality would like to express their deepest gratitude to the community for displaying patience and understanding during the entire mayhem.
“We wish to assure the community that services will continue as usual and our quest for quality service delivery will continue as anticipated,” concluded Makua.