Two held for Limpopo hijacking

2012-04-14 22:40
Johannesburg - Two men were arrested in connection with a hijacking at Nwa Mitwa in Letsitele on Saturday, Limpopo police said.

A 56-year-old man from Marironi village in Bolobedu offered two men aged 20 and 30 a lift in his bakkie, said Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba.

The two men then pulled out a gun and a knife on the driver and his female passenger.

The driver was tied up with rope and forced onto the back of the bakkie while the woman sat at the front with the hijackers. The men then drove towards Nwamitwa in Letsitele. The woman spotted a police car and distracted the driver, causing the bakkie to swerve and attract the attention of the police, said Ramatseba.

The two men then fled on foot and were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.

They will appear in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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