Two illegal foreigners arrested for hijacking

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Two suspects Nelson Mudavanhu(32) and Takuya Jonali (19) appeared at the Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 12 July 2022 for various charges including, hijacking, possession of suspected stolen property as well as contravention of the Immigration Act.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Donald Mdhluli said according to the information, on Monday night, 11 June 2022 around 23h00 members of crime prevention from Witbank followed up on information regarding an incident which occurred on 25 June 2022 when the driver of a grey Toyota Corolla stopped next to N12 Road to relieve himself. The suspects then allegedly hijacked his car.

“The members were led through an investigation into a house in Klarinet, Witbank. Upon arrival at the house, they found the two suspects in possession of the hijacked vehicle, they also went on to search and found suspected stolen properties, such as a chainsaw, water pump and three toy guns”.

Mdhluli said the police also discovered that the suspects do not have proper documentation to be in South Africa.  “The police are working in collaboration with the Department of Home Affairs to ascertain their status in the country”.

The case against the pair is postponed until 20 August 2022 for further investigation. They are remanded in custody.

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