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The bail applications of alleged truck arsonists in Mpumalanga were postponed due to load shedding
at the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court.
The accused – Nelson Khulekani Shongwe, 29, Sibusiso Emmanuel Mthethwa, 38, Fundile Alberta
Mpondo, 41, Mafika William Sibanda, 61, and Nkosingiphile Nkosikhona Gumede, 27 – appeared in
court on Tuesday.
The five, who are members of the All Truck Drivers Forum (ATDF), are accused of torching trucks in
Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, and Limpopo in July.
During that month, at least 20 trucks were set on fire.
The accused face charges of attempted murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, malicious
damage to property, conspiracy to commit a crime of malicious property damage, and possessing a
The five men were also accused of attempting to kill truck driver Bhongolwethu Bhongo Dayimani on
July 12 by throwing petrol bombs at the truck he was driving near Sheepmoor.