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The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service(SAPS), Lieutenant General Franscinah Vuma has directed the Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe to implement the 72-hour activation plan following an attack on the Malamulele police station on Sunday evening.
At about 23:00 on Sunday, a group of armed suspects stormed the Malamulele police station and held members at gunpoint in the Community Service Centre (CSC).
Colonel Athlenda Mathe said some members were forced into the back of a police van while one member was ordered to unlock the safe where the suspects took R5 rifles, 9mm pistols, shotguns and an undisclosed number of ammunition.
“Following the attack on the police station, the group proceeded to a local food outlet and filling station in the vicinity where they robbed the businesses off an undisclosed amount of cash.”