Tzaneen: Constable robbed at gunpoint

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A 35 year old local Police Constable was robbed by six heavily armed suspects in the early hours of Monday morning.

“The management of the South African Police Service in Limpopo condemns in the strongest possible terms the seemingly unrelenting attacks on police members, the latest of which took place in the early hours of this morning at around 03:00,” according to a police report from Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

The suspects stopped the Constable, that was based at Sekgosese police station, along the road just outside of Khutywana Village close to Tzaneen.

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“The suspects, armed with rifles, diverted and escorted her towards Mohlaba village where she was ordered to stop,” reads the report.

They searched her vehicle and took an amount of cash, they further ordered her to go to her home where she was forced to open her safe. More money, her official 9mm pistol and a cellphone were taken.

No shots were fired and the Constable was not injured.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant, General Nneke Ledwaba, reflected on the latest incident and instructed the police to hunt down these criminals.

“In the recent past, we have already lost a Lieutenant Colonel and a Warrant Officer at the hands of criminals and incidents like this deserves condemnation by all law-abiding citizens,” said General Ledwaba.

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“As members of the South Aftican Police Service, we cannot tolerate any attacks on our members as these are clearly aimed at causing havoc and lawlessness. We call on all our communities to assist the police in isolating and arresting these heartless culprits,” concluded General Ledwaba.

The police have since launched a manhunt for the suspects and are appealing to anyone with information to contact the nearest police or call the toll free number 086001011.

Letaba Herald

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