Four taxi drivers arrested in Mokopane following robbery and assault of motorists

MOKOPANE – Police in Mokopane have arrested four taxi drivers, between the ages of 29 and 60-years-old for common robbery and assault.

Police spokesperson, Col Moatshe Ngoepe says the suspects were arrested on Friday after they assaulted and robbed victims of valuable items.

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“It is alleged that the victims were traveling near Mokopane when four taxis pulled them off the road. The suspects assaulted the victims, dragged one of the passengers on the road, which resulted in her sustaining serious injuries. They robbed them of cellphones and other valuables,” Ngoepe explained.

Police were notified, reacted swiftly and a manhunt ensued until all four suspects were apprehended. Two taxis were confiscated during the arrest and the suspects will appear before the Mokopane Magistrates Court on Monday, 11 March.

Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba says he is perturbed by those who still engage in violent acts, including taking the law into their own hands.

“All those who continue to perpetrate criminal tendencies must stop abruptly and if not, they will meet the full might of the law”, concluded General Ledwaba.

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Source: Capricorn Review