The AfriForum neighborhood watch in White River, in collaboration with SAPS, found a Toyota Fortuner that was used during a farm attack.
According to Hennie Bekker, the district coordinator of Lowveld AfriForum, a farmer was checking the border fences on his farm when he was attacked.
An unknown number of suspects jumped from another vehicle, attacked the farmer and then drove off with his vehicle. The farmer was left unharmed in the attack that took place at around 10 pm last night.
The White River neighborhood watch was notified of the attack and robbery on Sunday evening just before midnight and launched a search for the suspects who were allegedly armed.
Johan Pelser, the safety chair of AfriForum, confirms that neighborhood watch members noticed the silver Fortuner, without number plates, at a Total gas station in kaBokweni. Neighborhood watchmen and the SAPS followed the vehicle and followed it to Masoyi. The vehicle was pulled over near Ga-Tshwene, after which two suspects fled on foot.
Bekker claims that suspicious bags were found in the vehicle, police verified it as explosives. The SAPS explosives unit was therefore summoned to the scene. There is a suspicion that the suspects may have used the explosives to commit other crimes in the area.