Municipal Mayor in Mpumalanga robbed and kidnapped

Municipal Mayor in Mpumalanga robbed and kidnapped
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It is reported that yesterday, 22 March 2017, at approximately 21:20, the Mayor of Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality, parked his vehicle, a black Golf 6 GTI at his house and went to lock the gate when four unknown suspects accosted him.

The suspects allegedly threatened him with a firearm, forced him into the house where they took a plasma screen (TV). They then shoved him into his car and drove away with him. The suspects dropped the Mayor off at Kwaggafontein

A short probe by police led to the recovery of the vehicle that was found abandoned in Kwaggafontein A area and as a result, police are investigating cases of kidnapping and house robbery, however no arrests have been made yet.

Police investigations continue.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, strongly condemns robbery and kidnapping of the Municipal Mayor in the province.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Lieutenant Colonel Dudu Poto on 082 302 6621/013 973 1301 or at the SAPS Crime Stop number, 08600 10111. Callers can remain anonymous.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

SOURCESouth African Police Service