Mpu traffic officer arrested for business robbery in Limpopo


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Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Pat Ngomane has welcomed the arrest of a ]provincial traffic officer who was allegedly involved in a business robbery in Limpopo province.

According to Ngomane, while the incident may dent the image of law enforcers in general, it also shows that the police are determined to deal with criminals, even if suspects are found in their own ranks. He told NewsHorn that is also shows no person is above the law regardless of who they are.

The suspect Thabo Mona (26) is a traffic officer attached to Mkhuhlu Cost Centre and has appeared in Lulekani Magistrate Court this morning. The case has been postponed to 23 November 2017 for further investigation. The suspect remains in custody.

It is alleged that Mona and two other men robbed a foreigner’s shop in Lulekani Township near Phalaborwa on 15 November 2017. According to the victim, one of the men took out a firearm and a shot was fired when he (victim) tried to run for his life, but the shot missed him.

He claims that the three men made off with R2000 and airtime vouchers to the value about R1500 from the shop. Police officers were called to the scene by neighbours after they we alerted by the victim and gave a chase.

A back up from Hoedspruit Police Station was called and Mona was arrested near Mica. The other two men fled on foot and the police are still looking for them.