Would-be hijackers hit Limpopo cops

2012-10-17 18:30

Johannesburg - Two would-be hijackers got more than they bargained for when they targeted two plainclothes detectives in an unmarked police vehicle, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

The two detectives were in the Jane Furse area of Limpopo on Tuesday evening to refill their vehicle's petrol, said Constable Thapelo Lesufi in a statement.

The detectives went back on duty to Dichoeung village, but while driving on a tarmac road they came to a barricade of stones.

"While removing the stones, two suspects - one of them armed - attempted to overpower the two detectives.

"The police members fought back and one of the suspects was arrested," Lesufi said.

Police were still searching for the second man.

The arrested man will appear in the Sekhukhune Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

"Members of the community are warned to be extra vigilant while travelling at night.

"Should they come across barricades in the road they are advised to rather turn around and drive to the nearest safe place from where the police can be called," Lesufi said.

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-17 18:54

    outdated criminal style of barricading the road which is used by zimbabeans. they must b zimbos

  • SharonE - 2012-10-17 18:59

    They may not be very smart, but they are deadly. The outcome would have been very different if the victims were unsuspecting civilians.

  • flysouth - 2012-10-17 19:20

    This illustrates well the sheer valuable utility of a gun - a simple instrument well suited to keeping you alive amongst the lunacy that is SA under the ANC. Buy one today.

      carl.debeer.33 - 2012-10-17 22:37

      Which poses the question. Why did we have to hand in our fire arms to police stations in the first place. New gun laws my arse. Should have kept mine. Every second South African who is a criminal has one!

  • bongile.langa - 2012-10-17 20:03

    Should have done what anybody would do to defend themselves, shoot to kill!

  • warren.simba - 2012-10-17 20:11

    Lock them up.

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-10-17 20:52


  • Whoz.Da.Funkiezt - 2012-10-18 02:22

    I fail to understand why every issue always has to be linked to race or nationality in South Africa! A sad case, sad country with sad people. I am not generalising here (net as die skoen pas). Either way, it safer to have a gun than not have one at all.

      flyingteacher - 2012-10-18 08:30

      You are right, it is not always about race. But that's not what I hear the comments are about. It's just that the pursuit of white people for the purpose of robbing and killing them, comes from the black sector in the country, vilifying those blacks who are conservative and wish to operate in the economy like capitalists do, for their own self interest. Like it has been since the tire-burning tactics of the ANC, the majority of the blacks are intimidated by the actions of the ANC. They usually don't have a beef with the whites and work, and have worked, with all citizens in the economy for generations. If the majority of the threat to life and limb comes from a certain sector of the population, why would one try to hide that fact? It's not about race, it's about criminality perpetrated at the highest levels. Lawlessness does not come from criminals, lawlessness manifests itself when laws are not enforced. And of that there is none.

  • Whoz.Da.Funkiezt - 2012-10-20 01:55

    @flyingteacher sir, your views are misplaced! People are people... I am not saying anyone should hide race issues of any kind. Black people kill other blacks all the time. Black people kill whites. Whites kill blacks and whites kill other blacks. I am not saying it is right, but I fail to understand why every issue has to boil down to race. Whether it's the ANC or some apartheid rule, the truth of the matter is no matter who rules the situation remains the same & power is just in different hands. As much as we all claim government is corrupt, so are the citizens. As people are too attached to the past and fail to progress. Either way, racism is a minor issue at the surface. Race is a mere excuse, there is more going on beneath the race scapegoat surface! People fail to think and be rational. Diaspora is needed in every society but this is beyond the limit! Politics only changes the lives of those in office, whether you voted or not.

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