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Police recover a stolen bakkie

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga


NELSPRUIT - Members of the police were much appreciated after recovering a bakkie that was reportedly stolen previously in Gauteng. The car was retrieved on Monday, 01 August 2022 along Kaapmuiden/Lowscreek Road in Nkomazi.

According to the information Nelspruit Flying Squad members were patrolling on the said road when they noticed a white Ford Ranger as well as a white Toyota GD6 clubcab. The two vehicles were reportedly following each other towards Kaapmuiden direction.

Upon noticing the police, it is said that the suspects abandoned the Toyota bakkie on the roadside and fled the scene in a Ford Ranger bakkie.

Police thereafter checked the abandoned vehicle and discovered that it was the same car that was being sought after being reportedly stolen during the month of July 2022 at Brooklyn (near Pretoria). Police are in pursuit of the suspects and urge anyone with information on their whereabouts to call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can also send information via MySAPSApp. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has commended the members for their vigilance which resulted in the recovery of the vehicle. "Our members will continue to be alert and with the pace that we are moving in, we will win the battle against crime," said Lieutenant General Manamela.


Brigadier Selvy Mohlala 
071 353 6955