PAP delegates held at gunpoint

2015-05-25 21:35
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Johannesburg – Several delegates attending the Pan African Parliament were robbed outside their hotel entrance in Midrand, Gauteng police said on Monday.

They were attacked on Friday night while in their shuttle bus, which had picked them up from the airport, spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said in a statement.

Police were looking at security footage to try and identify the suspects.

Nobody was injured.

The shuttle driver, Thandazani Mabuza, told broadcaster eNCA that when he rolled down his window to get a card from the security guard at the Protea Hotel Midrand's entrance, he was held up.               

“There were two guys, pulling a gun, at my side. They took the key for the car, and then they said ‘where’s the money? Where’s cellphones?' Then they started to search everyone in the car.”

They stole hand luggage containing with cash, cellphones, and passports.

The delegates were from Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Benin, Mozambique and the UK.

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