Hijack suspects in court
Rustenburg – Two men, charged with hijacking and being in the possession of a suspected stolen vehicle, appeared before the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 26 September.
Katlego Matlapeng (29) and Kgomotso Seolwane (28) were arrested by the police along the R30 road near Derby shortly after a vehicle tracking company had reported an alleged hijack incident.
Police spokesperson colonel Adéle Myburgh said the duo was arrested after the blue Suzuki SUV they were travelling in, was intercepted.
A toy gun was recovered by the police after searching the vehicle. Investigations by the police established that the vehicle had been reportedly hijacked in Lichtenburg three hours earlier.
North West provincial commissioner, lieutenant general Baile Motswenyane cautioned motorists against picking up hitchhikers, especially when travelling alone.
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