Mozambican Man Arrested After Stolen Toyota Hilus Recovered

Mozambican Man Arrested After Stolen Toyota Hilus Recovered

  • A Mozambican national was arrested in Mpumalanga after he was found with a stolen bakkie
  • The man was arrested after the South African Police Service intercepted a Toyota Hilux that was reported
  • South Africans called for a more robust Department of Home Affairs, and others accused Julius Malema of promoting open borders

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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.

A stolen Toyota Hilux bakkie was recovered on the N4 in Mpumalanga
A man from Mozambique was arrested after a bakkie was recovered. Image: imageBROKER/ Mara Brandi
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MPUMALANGA – A Mozambican man was arrested after he was found driving a stolen bakkie.

Stolen Toyota Hilux was recovered

According to IOL, the bakkie was reported stolen in November 2023. This was a joint effort between various South African Police Service units, including the SAPS Middleburg flying squad unit, Tracker Connect, CAP Specialised Unit, the Mpumalanga provincial tracking team, and the Mpumalanga SAPS' intelligence investigation unit.

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The police received information that a suspect was driving the stolen bakkie along the N4 and quickly intercepted it. After searching the car, they found that it had fake number plates. The police also discovered that the bakkie was the same one they sought. They arrested the suspect, who is expected to appear in court soon.

South Africans angry at the suspect

Netizens on Facebook were upset that the bakkie was stolen and called for more robust border patrol.

Tumzanakza Topseven said:

"We need a strong Home Affairs and police ministry."

Lethabo Mthabela said:

"Gayton McKenzie must take Home Affairs with immediate effect."

Sue Lane said:

"Our borders are the problem."

Khotsi A Vhutali Magoro claimed:

"This is the most targeted type of car by the same people from Mozambique."

Phuti Sam Letsoalo said:

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"In Limpopo, we have organised serious neighbourhood watch teams. Be careful, boys."

Tshepo Mtsheda said:

"Now we hope Gayton will be responsible for the Home Affairs office."

Toyota Hilux bakkie stolen in under two minutes

Similarly, Briefly News reported that criminals stole a bakkie in under two minutes.

A clip of the incident shows the suspects, who were in another bakkie, breaking into and successfully stealing a parked Toyota Hilux bakkie.

South Africans were stunned that the incident lasted less than two minutes.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: