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.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-04-15 00:25

    At least they were spared.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-15 00:59

    We need a change in the law - robbery, hi-jacking that includes use of a firearm and/or knife means mandatory life without parole. And no bail either.

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-04-15 03:48

    Tourist leader to group of tourists ...... "Wait here for 5 minutes an you will also witness a car hijacking, then we move on to...... another farm killing that is judt about to happen in about halfban hour, hurry up now or you might be too late." Welcome to sunny South Africa! "Just another day of continuous crime, crime and more crime!"

      Mike Purchase - 2012-04-15 13:35

      Well said

  • Kekeletso.nax - 2012-04-15 07:59

    Smart girl!!!

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