Spar employee in a twist over stolen spaghetti

Oleosi Kgosi
IN A PICKLE: Letshola was caught red-handed

A man who worked for Spar supermarket at Riverwalk Mall has landed himself in a slight pickle for stealing three packets of spaghetti from his workplace.

28-year-old Joshua Letshola was caught on camera hiding the Italian favourite – worth P38.85 in total – in his jacket as he knocked off from work on 28th February.

One of the security guards on duty in the store had received a tip-off that an employee was up to no good. Upon checking the CCTV footage, he noticed Letshola had indeed popped something beneath his jack.

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The security guard waited for the suspect to leave the shop, at which point he confronted him, demanding to know what he had taken.

A quick search uncovered three Fattis and Monnis 500g packets of spaghetti, which Letshola claimed he had bought from nearby Pick n Pay earlier in the day.

Not to be denied his moment in the sun, the officer duly followed up these claims at the other store, quickly establishing they were in fact false.

It was then that Letshola admitted his guilt, explaining he had been driven to theft by his current financial woes – a lack of Pula power that is set to get worse as he is likely to be fired!

Presiding over the case at Bontleng Customary Court on Wednesday, Kgosi Patricia Radipati promptly found the accused guilty and requested his fingerprint report.

However, he was informed the machine was not operating, at which point the Chief asked for a new date to be slated for judgment.

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This was duly scheduled for next Wednesday (22nd March) when Letshola will learn his fate.

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