A Democratic Alliance (DA) councilor has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting in Sabie in Mpumalanga.
The suspect and fellow DA members were allegedly on their way to a march to the provincial police commissioner of Mpumalanga to hand over a memorandum when they decided to stop along the way and grab some snacks at a Usave Shoprite.
The man tried to steal sweets inside the store.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi confirmed that the suspect is expected to appear in the Sabie Magistrate Court on Monday.
“He is currently out on R300 bail and his case is being investigated,” Hlathi said.