- A clip of a Ford Ranger being caught at the Komatipoort border has been causing a stir online
- The suspects involved had been attempting to smuggle the vehicle into Mozambique, hidden on the back of a truck
- Herman Mashaba has slammed what he says SA is expected to accept as normal
A video of a Ford Ranger found on the back of a truck at the Komati Border has gone viral on social media.
The suspects involved had attempted to hide the vehicle underneath a load of traditional brooms in a bid to carry the stolen bakkie into Mozambique.
The South African Police Service has confirmed that a manhunt has been launched for a suspect after the vehicle was stolen:
"Police at the border were busy with their duties when they noticed a suspicious white One Turner Truck with Mozambican registration number plate fully loaded with traditional brooms. The members became concerned and were convinced that there might be something sinister about the truck. The driver was not available and members got information that he had gone to SARS offices to complete certain documents required when crossing the border with goods."
Police officials had then searched for the suspect but had not managed to locate him and had started searching the truck:
"Whilst removing the traditional brooms, they (police) discovered a white Ford Ranger with false registration number plate. Upon further probe, police found that the vehicle was reported stolen at a garage in Sandton (Gauteng) on 30 November 2020."
This incident had taken place on Saturday and police have encouraged anyone with information to come forward.
The incident has sparked ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba's fury with the politician taking to social media to react:
"This is what we as South Africans are expected to accept as normal."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Shepard and Mary Bushiris escape out of South Africa and back to Malawi has been dominating headlines this week.
In the wake of this news, citizens have been sharing clips of how foreign nationals illegally flood into South Africa through evidently porous borders.
Mashaba has reacted to a clip allegedly of Zimbabwean nationals crossing into SA with anger: "If you can carry a mattress over the border this easily, imagine how easy it is to carry drugs and counterfeit goods over the border. Our country is turning into a joke!"
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Source: Briefly News