Pretoria - A man accused of stealing a 3kg bag of flour from a milling plant will have to repay the R90 000 in damages awarded to him by the lower court, after the High Court in Pretoria said he did not deserve the money.
Nelson Sebakeng, a painter, was arrested by security at Premier Foods in Waltloo for allegedly having a bag of maize meal hidden in his bag.
According to the security officers when asked why he had the bag of maize, Sebakeng replied “to go and make pap or to bake something”.
When told that he did not have permission to take the maize, he became aggressive, the guards said.
Sebakeng was arrested and charged with theft.