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15 February 2021

Brits – Gift Mashimbye (26) and Kgaogelo Maleka (28) appeared before the Brits Magistrates’ Court on a charge of car hijacking on Wednesday 10 February. 


The couple’s court appearance followed their arrest through an intelligence driven operation at Oskraal plots in the policing area of Letlhabile in the early hours of 3 February. 


“Mashimbye was arrested after authorities received information about a silver Mazda 323 vehicle, which was allegedly hijacked from the owner at gunpoint in the first week of December 2020,” said police spokesperson colonel Adéle Myburgh. According to colonel Myburgh, Mashimbye also pointed the finger at his girlfriend Maleka during questioning and took police to her place of residence where she was arrested.


Further investigations led the police to Soshanguve where the vehicle was sold to an individual, but the vehicle could not be found. 
Maleka was released on warning while Mashimbye was remanded in custody. Both accused will re-appear in court on Thursday, 18 February 2021. 
Investigation into the matter continues.
 

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