Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

05 March 2022

Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga has strongly condemned the robbery incident in which suspects attacked a Muslim Church at Kabokweni on 04 March 2022.

It is apparent that 15 heavily armed suspects stormed into the Muslim Church at Kabokweni around 13h20, they were driving a white Toyota Quantum kombi.

The suspects then unashamedly robbed+/-20 worshippers at gunpoint, robbing them of their personal belongings including their cellphones.

One of the worshippers car was also stolen, a Toyota Corolla with registration number JRH 078 MP.

A huge manhunt got launched after the victims reported the incident to Kabokweni SAPS and a business robbery case was opened.

Police urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects to call Detective Lieutenant Colonel Zenzo Banda on 0823739062 or call the Crime Stop number on 0860010111.

Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP.

All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has further made a request and demand upon members of the community to keep an eye out for suspects who will be selling stolen goods to them.

“The only way to shut down the market for criminals, is to stop buying stolen goods, therefore, the public should come on board on this one” said the General.