NELSPRUIT – The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned the robbery incident in which suspects stormed into a Mosque at Kabokweni on Friday afternoon, 04 March 2022.
According to the report, about 15 heavily armed suspects driving in a white Toyota Quantum kombi stormed into a place of worship, a Mosque at Kabokweni at around 13h20. It is said that the suspects then held approximately +/- 20 worshippers at gunpoint, thereby robbing them of their personal belongings, including their cellphones. The suspects also took a car, a Toyota Corolla with registration number JRH 078 MP, belonging to one of the worshippers before they fled the scene with the robbed items.
The victims are said to have then reported the incident to Kabokweni SAPS where a business robbery case was opened. A massive manhunt for the suspects has since been launched and police urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects to call Detective Lieutenant Colonel Zenzo Banda on 0823739062 or call the Crime Stop number on 0860010111. 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.
Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has further made a clarion call upon members of the community to be on the lookout for suspects who will be selling stolen properties to them. “The only way to shut down the market for criminals, is to stop buying stolen goods. Therefore, the public should come on board on this one” said the General.
Source: South African Police Service