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2 cops held for hijacking

2011-07-20 12:42

Johannesburg - Four people, two of them police constables, were arrested for allegedly hijacking a car in Rabie Ridge in Midrand, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant-Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said they were arrested after a Toyota Venture was hijacked by four armed men at 19:00 on Tuesday.

The owner of the Venture told police that his attackers had been driving a red Volkswagen Polo.

Tembisa police pulled over a vehicle fitting the description and found two sets of number plates and a police service pistol in the car. The Venture was found abandoned in Rabie Ridge.

The four men were arrested on suspicion of hijacking and possession of suspected stolen goods, Ndou said.

The two police constables who were arrested were attached to Johannesburg Central and Midrand police.

They would appear in Tembisa Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Comments
  • myancmyfutur - 2011-07-20 12:48

    The law should show no mercy on these criminals who are hiding behind the Police uniform.

      Together - 2011-07-20 12:55

      Why did they abandon the Venture after hijacking it? Usually because the hijacked car is used in another crime. Imagine how much of this could be stopped if these cops were properly investigated - it would lead to other crimes being uncovered and syndicates flattened. Where is the WILL to fix this?

      john - 2011-07-20 13:19

      What will it help jailing them? Their replacements will be just as bad. Theft is our national culture. Either live with it or emigrate.

      Man.Dumisani - 2011-07-20 14:10

      They will be suspended on full pay, and then redeployed when it's discovered that they are the nephews of ANC ministers. Shocking South Africa, Shocking !!!

      vdwjasper - 2011-07-20 14:38

      Firstly, the citizens of SA should petition and demand that private security must be 100% tax deductible. If not agreeable to our requet, we should take our government to court. Once that is in place we should all join hands and set up proper local or national security firms who can make sure that their officers are properly screened, trained and deployed. I'm no expert, but shouldn't a constitutional court case over full tax deduction be won easily(?), as our constitution clearly states that we have a right to safety and security.

      Ann - 2011-07-20 15:57

      First bit of sense I have heard from you in a while!

      Imran - 2011-07-20 19:25

      then we will have no police at all

  • Slapper - 2011-07-20 12:49

    Like Cele, but they dont have the power to sign off on crooked leases.

  • jakes - 2011-07-20 12:49

    This country is the biggest joke since these ANC crooks took over!!!

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-07-20 13:49

      It has always been like that, just remove the vale in your eyes. It will always be like that

      Man.Dumisani - 2011-07-20 14:11

      Unfortunately, many blacks are born to steal. So many of us do not realise the value of hard work. It's shameful, but we're lazy by nature

  • erazor - 2011-07-20 12:51

    And Cele said we shouldn't allow ourselves to be ruled by criminals. Too late, General. And YOU are one of the biggest criminals.

  • DAB - 2011-07-20 12:52

    Why am I not suprised by this anymore? Everyday we read of these a*seholes that are supposed to be protecting us. Then our government questions why crime is so high. They should have "the book" thrown at them and make an example of them, but..., they will probably get suspended on full pay and then finally end up either comissioner of police or a minister in government.

  • Geraldo Mc phu - 2011-07-20 13:04

    ...but was it worth it ,What have they gained from this crime except possible loss of their jobs and some time in jail ?That's if the justice system does its bit .

  • Tonsil - 2011-07-20 13:09

    Death penalty to corrupt cops

  • York Hunt - 2011-07-20 13:15

    SA is one corrupt sh1thole right now.

  • TRiP - 2011-07-20 13:32

    This PIGS, oops I meant police, they want harsher sentences delivered to cop killers. I say that cops found corrupt of any kind should feel the the same judgement. But alas, there will be an investigation, these two will be put on special leave with full pay.

      Storm - 2011-07-20 15:11

      How right you are! In our suburb, the local SAPS is saying the community must be involved with CPF to report criminal activities and guess what? After 5 years, we have a drug dealer who is still on the street and

  • Civil_Rights - 2011-07-20 13:34

    And these are the very same people we put our trust in.

  • dotty_01 - 2011-07-20 13:36

    and this is why i treat the police as the people who give me a case number when something is stolen from me. i dont see them as community protectors or shining examples to civilians. they are rude scumbags who can barely put pen to paper. and this is why i feel abolsutely no sympathy when these guys die in the line of duty. they are probably as inefficient and useless in these situations as they are when they are filling out forms.....

  • Doug - 2011-07-20 13:38

    Pathetic... Its actually a sad state of affairs that we no longer trust the cops that are supposed to be protecting us. This country is going down the drain, which is a shame as it could be a fantastic place to live. If we don't put the breaks on and correct the path we have taken then there is no future here. It will become Zimbabwe. I WISH there was someone at the top who sees the real truth and is actually concentrating on bettering our society instead of pocketing the cash.

  • Sandy - 2011-07-20 13:47

    This is not what we mean when we say that police need to be at the crime scene quickly !

  • Johnny - 2011-07-20 14:02

    harsher punishment for criminals in police uniforms!!!!!

  • Ann - 2011-07-20 15:55

    Despicable - those that are paid to protect! Should be hung, drawn and quartered publicly. They give good cops a bad name which really is a shame. Not all of them are bad, lets face it. However, I would not like to meet thugs like these. Hence I don't venture out too often nowadays because you never know who is lurking there.

  • bar-one - 2011-07-21 12:32

    I watch and see .I look and learn , I even yearn for the tide to turn ,but all in vain ,I see the pain , OH ! how the new order has caused the goodness to all but drain ,leaving behind an indelible stain , and a glaring shortage of brain and grain. Life is now mostly permanent pain or undeserving material gain. Oh ! how I wish there was more brain !

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