Hijacked truck driven to graveyard in Hazyview

Hijacked truck driven to graveyard in Hazyview
Hijacked truck driven to graveyard in Hazyview

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, has condemned an incident in which a truck that was en route to one of the chain stores in Mkhuhlu was hijacked in Hazyview yesterday, Wednesday 28 February 2024.

Reports indicate that some community members helped themselves with the load of fruits and vegetables.

The driver alleged that he was driving on the R536 road between Hazyview and Mkhuhlu. A group of males allegedly jumped into the road, and a shot was fired from the mob. The truck was forced to stop. Two suspects immediately jumped into the truck, one on the driver’s side and the other on the passenger’s side, squeezing the driver in the middle. The suspects took charge and drove the truck towards a graveyard.

It is further said that the suspects allegedly made several phone calls informing unknown people that the truck was heading towards the graveyard and they should avail transport to load.

The victim reported that on their arrival at the graveyard, there were few light delivery vehicles (LDV) waiting to load. It is alleged that the load was looted and loaded into different vehicles. It is at this time that the truck driver alleged that some individual community members joined and unlawfully grabbed what was in the truck.

The driver was left in the graveyard with an empty truck.

A case of truck hijacking was opened and is currently under investigation.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist in locating the suspects to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MySAPS App. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Provincial Commissioner Manamela has warned community members to refrain from involving themselves in crime activities to avoid situations where they find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

SAPS Newsroom