EFF's Vuyani Pambo hijacked and robbed of ID, passport, personal belongings

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EFF MP Vuyani Pambo was the victim of a hijacking on Monday evening, the party said on Tuesday.

Pambo, who is the head of the party's presidency, was accosted by three men in Diepkloof, Gauteng.

In statement on Tuesday, the party said it condemned "the hijacking of the EFF head of presidency, Commissar Vuyani Pambo, on the evening of 27 June 2022".

It added that three men approached the parliamentarian and demanded his vehicle and money.

"The individuals, who were well-built [and] masked, operated with precision and took the vehicle of Commissar Pambo outside his mother's household, located in a quiet and unassuming neighbourhood," the statement read.

The assailants made off with the vehicle, organisational material and Pambo's personal belongings, including his passport and identification document.

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The car was later found abandoned.

The party said it was clear, through the manner in which the operation was conducted, that it was a premeditated act.

It was reported to the Diepkloof police station.

Diepkloof SAPS spokesperson, Captain Phephi Matlou-Mteto confirmed that a case of hijacking was opened on Monday evening at the Diepkloof Police State but said it was not Pambo who opened the case but may have been someone representing him. 

"I can confirm that a case of hijacking was opened last night but the name that appears on our system is not Vuyani Pambo but someone who may be his bodyguard or colleague." 

EFF spokesperson Sinawo Tambo also confirmed to News24 that the matter was reported at the Diepkloof Police Station but did not go into detail regarding who exactly opened the case. 

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