High Court sentences 5 cable thieves to combined 1,250 years prison term

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High Court sentences 5 cable thieves to combined 1,250 years prison term

The Cape Town High Court on 12 February 2021 sentenced five cable thieves for fifty counts of copper cable theft-related charges.

The sentences, which were detailed by Eskom in a recent statement, carried a cumulative jail term of 1,250 years for the charged.

“The shortest jail term meted out to some of the thieves is a minimum sentence of 15 years,” Eskom stated.
 

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Wow! If that sentence doesn't deter people from stealing copper they are beyond help. ;)
 

jammio

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Yeah cos 200 years sentence so much scarier than 100 years cos like who doesn't live that long
 
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Wow! If that sentence doesn't deter people from stealing copper they are beyond help. ;)
Only 5 arrested out of tens of thousands of cases of copper theft.
Thanks pretty good odds of never getting caught.
Since they are very unlikely to get caught, the sentence is not a deterrent to the masses.
If they go to jail, they will be released early or escape.
 

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Murder... nah...
Rape... nah...
Corruption... nah...
Steal cables! All to hell with you POS!
 

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Only 5 arrested out of tens of thousands of cases of copper theft.

Only 5 people arrested? Lol, I want what you are smoking... I bet there have been hundreds of people arrested for cable theft. Convicted? A lot less.
 

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So if we calculate how much Zuma, the Guptas and cronies stole, how many years would that be?
 

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Oops, see those guys are out for good behaviour already.
 

bin3

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So poor, your best bet is to try to steal copper... Jail for life

Work for the government, safe for life
 

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How about the same sort of sentencing for rapists, murderers and especially child abusers ??
 

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1,250 years prison term*

*Or next amnesty to clear prison population.
 

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High Court sentences 5 cable thieves to combined 1,250 years prison term

The Cape Town High Court on 12 February 2021 sentenced five cable thieves for fifty counts of copper cable theft-related charges.

The sentences, which were detailed by Eskom in a recent statement, carried a cumulative jail term of 1,250 years for the charged.

“The shortest jail term meted out to some of the thieves is a minimum sentence of 15 years,” Eskom stated.
These criminals should turn to rape and murder because the sentences are alot lighter...........
 
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