The Police in Thohoyandou have launched a massive manhunt for the armed suspects who hijacked an on-duty Traffic Police Officer this morning, 8 April 2018.
It is alleged that a 35-year-old Traffic Police Officer was on official duties alone at about 09:00 along the Makonde and Luvhimbi public road near Thohoyandou.He stopped a Toyota Corolla, metalic gold in colour, with registration numbers CMJ 570 L and the occupants thereof pointed him with fire arms, forced him in their vehicle and drove off towards Thathe plantations.
On arrival at the plantations, they stripped him off his uniform, took his official firearm, all his belongings and they shot him before they fled leaving him there.The matter was reported to the Police who reacted swiftly and subsequently, the motor vehicle which was being used by the victim was found abandoned at Makonde village.
The victim sustained serious gunshot wounds during this incident and he was taken to hospital for medical treatment.
The suspects involved in this matter are still unknown and there is no arrest.
Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of these suspects, may contact Brigadier James Espach on 082 576 0743 or the Crime Stop on 0860010111 or the Crime line sms 32211 or the nearest Police Station.
The Police investigations are still continuing.