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Two stolen vehicles worth more than R1 million recovered in Sekhukhune District during high-sensity operation

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


POLOKWANE - The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service  in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe hailed the commitment and dedication desplayed  by members of the Police in the Province in ridding this Province of criminal activities.

This follows the recovery of two vehicles reportedly stolen in Gauteng Province during the high density operation by various Police Components in Masemola Policing precinct under Sekhukhune District on Saturday 16 September 2023.

During the operation, Police' spotted two Toyota Fortuner motor vehicles that were travelling together in a convoy on a public and they started to follow them.

The drivers of the two motor vehicles noticed that the Police' were following them and attempted to speed off in order to evade arrest but were cornered, stopped and searched.

The members of the Vehicle Identification and Safeguarding Unit (VIS) were summoned at the scene for further investigations about the motor vehicles.

Subsequently, Police' discovered that the two Toyota Fortuner motor vehicles were reportedly stolen this year in Gauteng Province, Roodepoort and Honeydew respectively.

The two male suspects believed to be a Zimbabwean and Malawian Nationals were immediately nabbed on the spot for being in possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles valued more than one million rands.

The suspects aged 31 and 40 will appear before the Sekhukhune Magistrate court soon facing charges of possession of suspected motor vehicles.

Police investigations are continuing.


Colonel Malesela Ledwaba
082 451 7180


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