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Jabulane Khumalo
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23 Mar 2017
10:16 am

Mayor robbed at gunpoint

Jabulane Khumalo

The mayor was threatened at gunpoint before being kidnapped.

Executive Mayor Cllr Gijimani Jim Skosana.

The mayor of JS Moroka Municipality in Mpumalanga, Gijimani Jim Skosana, was robbed at gunpoint by four unknown suspects at his Siyabuswa home last night at about 11.20pm, Mpumalanga News reports.

According to police, he was about to lock the gate when the suspects accosted him, forced him to go inside the house.

“The miscreants allegedly threatened him with a firearm, forced him into the house and took a plasma screen,” said the police.

The suspects took a television set and loaded it into his Golf 6 GTI and took him with. He was dropped off at Kwaggafontein A.

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“After taking some of his personal belongings, he immediately asked for help from the community, and the police were called,” added the police.

The vehicle was later found abandoned at Kwaggafontein A.

Police are investigating a case of kidnapping and house robbery.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information can contact Detective Lieutenant-Colonel Dudu Poto on 082 302 6621/013 973 1301 or crime stop on 08600 10111.

Caxton News Service

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