Police in Maake have launched a manhunt after yet another state vehicle was hijacked yesterday at about 4.30pm at Lorraine village outside Tzaneen, Letaba Herald reports.
According to Maake police spokesperson Constable Emmanuel Manabe, Kruger Leshaba, 45, was driving a state Nissan hard body double cab, registration GHJ 319 L, which belonged to the Limpopo Department of Health and Welfare.
Leshaba was allegedly on his way from attending a meeting in Lenyenye, and soon after dropping off his colleague in Lorraine village, a silver polo with four occupants blocked his way. Two armed men then alighted the vehicle and forced Leshaba out of the vehicle at gunpoint.
No shots were fired.
The two suspects then fled with the state vehicle.
The victim alleges he was on his way to park the vehicle at Sekororo clinic when the incident took place.
This is the second state vehicle to be hijacked in the Maake policing area this week.
– Caxton News Service