Two Limpopo police officers and a member of the community were arrested on Wednesday morning after allegedly robbing a deputy officer and his wife. The officer who was robbed was apparently involved in the local crime record center in Kempton Park in Gauteng.
A police officer from the Mutale police station outside Thohoyandou, a sergeant at the Waterval police station outside Louis Trichardt and a member of the Khubvi settlement community near Thohoyandou in Limpopo, is expected to appear in the Mutale Magistrate’s Court on Thursday robbery.
Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo says the deputy officer and his wife were traveling on the road between the Tshandama and Khubvi settlements when they were allegedly asked by occupants of a Ford Focus vehicle to stop. One of the occupants pointed a firearm at the officer and his wife.
The officer continued to drive until another vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, allegedly blocked the road from the front. He was forced to shut up.
Mojapelo said the occupants then stole money and a work tablet from the officer and his wife.
The officer and his wife then reported the incident to the local police.
A police investigation led to the arrest of police officers and community members.