Criminals target pipelines carrying billions of litres of fuel across SA

schumi

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Transnet has seen an increase in theft incidents targeting its fuel pipelines and infrastructure that transport billions of litres of fuel across the country annually.

Three suspects were arrested by the police's crime-busting unit Hawks in one of the latest incidents at Suikerbos in Heidelberg, Gauteng.

Ntokozo Cyril Ndlovu, 41, Mzwandile Ezra Mnisi, 38, and Mandla Michael Zwane, 35, were remanded in custody by the Heidelberg magistrate's court on Monday for allegedly tampering with and damaging a fuel pipeline.

Two vehicles and equipment that were used to damage the pipeline were confiscated.

Transnet spokesperson Saret Knoetze said various steps were being taken, including additional patrols and security, to safeguard the pipelines.

“Transnet pipelines are responsible for the transport of liquid fuels: petrol, diesel, jet fuel, crude oil and gas,” according to the company's website.

“The total product throughput is about 17-billion litres per annum, and the gas throughput is 600-million cubic metres per annum.”

The pipeline network, almost 4,000km long, plays a critical role in the country's economy.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-02-14-criminals-target-pipelines-carrying-billions-of-litres-of-fuel-across-sa/
 

supersunbird

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Your family?
No, in local Saffers, stealing their own infrastructure and futures, some traffic lights I know have now had to go back to stopstreets, everything has been stolen.

Question, is that other person correct that you have a passport from another country?
 

quovadis

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Holup, we can transport billions of litres of fuel around the country, but when Gauteng is flooding and the EC is in drought, we all hold our head in our hands and cry woe is us?
The amount of fuel transported is significantly less than the amount of water which would be required to be transported.
 

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Holup, we can transport billions of litres of fuel around the country, but when Gauteng is flooding and the EC is in drought, we all hold our head in our hands and cry woe is us?
all kinds of pipes transporting things across continents, but doing it for water is a preposterous idea
 

Jabulani22

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The pipeline network, almost 4,000km long, plays a critical role in the country's economy.

Treat all tampering/theft/etc of state assets as treason , deploy some 200 year sentences in prison and watch the theft drop off .
Hardened criminals dont mind going there , the guys paying them to do it wont last a day.
 

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Holup, we can transport billions of litres of fuel around the country, but when Gauteng is flooding and the EC is in drought, we all hold our head in our hands and cry woe is us?
Don't be silly! The existing pipelines were built before cANCer got its hold on the country. You can't expect that the existing government emulate such Colonialist behaviour?
 

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Don't be silly! The existing pipelines were built before cANCer got its hold on the country. You can't expect that the existing government emulate such Colonialist behaviour?
Actually a few have been built since 94
 

Geoff.D

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The pipeline network, almost 4,000km long, plays a critical role in the country's economy.

Treat all tampering/theft/etc of state assets as treason , deploy some 200 year sentences in prison and watch the theft drop off .
Hardened criminals dont mind going there , the guys paying them to do it wont last a day.
Too complicated and time-consuming with prosecutions. Just shoot criminals on sight, and on-site.
 

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+1. Some people like to be stuck in the passed.
"I think it’s one of the greatest milestones we have ever achieved, and think comments were made about it being a legacy project. It’s something that started a long time ago.
At least 1,000 trucks will be pulled off the roads as a result, reducing the country’s carbon footprint. However, this will affect the livelihoods of truck drivers and Transnet said it will look at ways to mitigate the impact.
Too many Indian names, comrades triggered.

So is it good news or bad news? Somebody somewhere will be triggered, it's a statistical fact for us ;)
 
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