Transport minister safe after robbery incident

The tyres of the car Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga was travelling in were punctured by spikes on the N3 en route to Pretoria.

The Department of Transport has confirmed reports of an unfortunate incident involving Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga between the N3 Vosloorus and Heidelberg.

“The tyres of the minister’s car were punctured by spikes, bringing the car to a stop, enabling the criminals to rob the occupants of valuables,” the department said in a statement today.

This incident took place in the early hours of yesterday morning when the minister was en route to Pretoria.

“Both the minister and her dedicated South African Police Service (SAPS) protection team emerged from this incident unharmed and safe.  Minister Chikunga remains committed to fulfilling her government responsibilities and is deeply grateful for the overwhelming support she has received from her fellow government colleagues and the people of South Africa,” the department said.

The department is unable to provide further details as this is an ongoing police investigation. –

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