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Truck Hijacked And Looted At Graveyard In Mpumalanga

During the journey, the assailants made several phone calls, alerting unknown individuals that the truck was en route to the cemetery, urging them to bring transport to load the stolen goods.

A truck transporting goods to a chain store in Mkhuhlu, Mpumalanga fell victim to a hijacking and subsequent looting at a graveyard in Hazyview. According to police reports, the incident occurred on the R536 Road between Hazyview and Mkhuhlu.

The driver recounted that a group of males suddenly appeared on the road, firing a shot that forced the truck to come to a halt.

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Two suspects swiftly boarded the truck, with one on the driver’s side and the other on the passenger’s side, effectively trapping the driver in the middle. They took control of the vehicle and directed it towards a nearby graveyard.

During the journey, the assailants made several phone calls, alerting unknown individuals that the truck was en route to the cemetery, urging them to bring transport to load the stolen goods.

Upon reaching the graveyard, the hijackers found a few light delivery vehicles waiting to be loaded. The stolen goods were swiftly looted and transferred into these vehicles. It was at this point that some members of the community also joined in, unlawfully taking items from the truck.

The truck driver was left stranded in the graveyard with an empty vehicle. Subsequently, a case of truck hijacking was reported, and an investigation is currently underway. The police have appealed to the public for any information that may assist in locating the suspects.

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They can contact the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or provide information through the My SAPS App, with the assurance of anonymity.

In response to the incident, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the provincial commissioner of police in Mpumalanga, has issued a stern warning to community members, urging them to refrain from engaging in criminal activities to avoid finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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