SAPS Arrest 6 N3 Highway Robbery Suspects Where Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Was Robbed

SAPS Arrest 6 N3 Highway Robbery Suspects Where Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Was Robbed

  • The South African Police Service in Gauteng arrested six suspects who committed crimes right where the robbery that befell Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga took place
  • The incident happened on the N3 when the minister was travelling with her bodyguards and they were held at gunpoint
  • The police alleged that the gang pretended to be law enforcement officers before kidnapping or robbing the occupants

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

Gauteng's SAPS arrested members of the N3 highway blue-light gang that robbed and kidnapped people
Mzansi celebrated the SAPS in Gauteng's hard work apprehending the blue-light gang. Images: Hill Street Studios and Jon Feingersh Photography Inc
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GAUTENG – Gauteng's South African Police Service arrested six suspects who operate a gang that rob and kidnap people on the N3 highway. This is the same highway where Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga was robbed.

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6 N3 highway gang suspects arrested

According to eNCA, the suspects operate as a blue-light gang dressed in police uniforms. Their modus operandi includes either kidnapping or robbing the victims. Gauteng SAPS' acting commissioner, Tommy Mthombeni, revealed that the force had put together a formidable team and they had arrested the suspects. Mthombeni was concerned that some of those arrested had been released, although they were expected to appear soon.

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South Africans applaud SAPS' hard work

Netizens on Facebook congratulated the police for arresting the suspects.

Xolani Hymnist Dywili said:

"Great breakthrough by the South African Police Service."

Spencer Wakanda said:

"Good work, officers. Sometimes you do a good job and don't get the recognition you deserve."

Mothusiotsilemaabanebogiso Seleka said:

"You're doing a great job, SAPS."

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Ephraim Moliongoana added:

"Best news ever."

Mudivhani Waha Ravele added:

"Well done, SAPS."

Bheki Cele says criminals declared war on South Africans

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele said criminals declared war on South Africans.

This came after Chikunga was robbed on the N3 highway while in the company of her bodyguard. South Africans slammed Cele and accused him of taking crime seriously because a minister was a victim.

Source: Briefly News

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