4 taxi drivers arrested for assault in Mokopane

2019-03-09 14:41
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Four taxi drivers have been arrested for incidents relating to common robbery and assault in Mokopane, in Limpopo.

The men, aged between 29 and 60 years-old, allegedly assaulted a number of victims and robbed them valuable items.

Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said that the victims were travelling in a car near Mokopane town when four taxis pulled them off the road.

"The suspects assaulted the victims, dragged one of the passengers on the tar road which resulted in her sustaining serious injuries. They also robbed them of their cellphones," Ngoepe said.

"The Police were notified, reacted swiftly and manhunt ensued until all the four suspects were apprehended. During the arrest, the police confiscated two taxis," added Ngoepe.

The group is expected to appear in the Mokopane Magistrate court on Monday .

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has also urged all those who continue to perpetrate "these criminal tendencies to stop it or face the full might of the law".

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