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Warning out as robbers use marked police car to hijack truck

Truck drivers are being warned to be wary of criminals using marked police vehicles after a truck was hijacked in Cape Town using the same modus operandi. Athlone police opened a case of hijacking after a truck was flagged down by a marked police Nissan double cab in Athlone. Police said the driver was dropped …

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Nissan GTR doing 322km/h on R21, Johannesburg

Watch | Outrage as video of car doing 322km/h on Johannesburg freeway surfaces

Social media was abuzz last night with outraged members of the public after a video of a motorist doing 322km/h on R21 in Johannesburg surfaced. It soon became viral and calls for law enforcement to act grew. The video was posted on Twitter by crime activist Yusuf Abramjee at 17h22 and by midnight it had …

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How hijackers use this truck driver weakness to their advantage

For hijackers, as in any ‘profession’, a lot of planning is done before the actual hijacking is done. Hijackers need to know your route, your usual stops, who you travel with and many other finer details for their mission to succeed. In short, they want to know your vulnerable spot to make their job easier. …

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PICS | Tyre and diesel thieves caught redhanded

Tyre and diesel thieves were caught red handed while they were loading their loot in their van in Western Cape on Tuesday night. In pictures widely shared on social media two men alleged to be the thieves are seen. One is standing next to the Mercedes Vito loaded with the stolen wheels and some 25 …

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WATCH | 3 killed in N12 multiple vehicle crash

Three people, including a young child, died in a crash on the N12 between Emalahleni and Delmas, in Mpumalanga, on Thursday morning. Provincial department of safety and security spokesperson Moeti Mmusi said a fourth person was seriously injured. “The collisions are believed to have been caused mainly by misty conditions on that road.” “The N12 …

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Four arrested as two Gauteng testing stations permanently closed

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has welcomed the permanent closure of two Gauteng vehicle-testing stations following fraud and corruption allegations. The deregistration of the Orlando and Viking testing stations follows investigations and subsequent arrests of three motor vehicle examiners by the RTMC’s National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit last year. A clerk was also arrested. “An …

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Robbers steal container filled with name brand clothing from Durban depot

Durban – A shipping container filled with name brand clothing was stolen from a truck depot in Clairwood, Durban on Sunday night. Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said the security guard at the premises alleged that at 8 pm he was performing his duties on Archary Road in Clairwood when four armed …

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WATCH | Masked men petrol bomb two trucks in Eastern Cape

Police in Paterson in the Eastern Cape are investigating a case of malicious damage to property after two trucks were torched and destroyed, causing damage estimated at R3 million. Police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge said the incident occurred at around 2am on Tuesday, about 11 kilometeres from Paterson on the N10.  Beetge said the trucks …

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South African truck drivers money stolen in R1 Billion ‘Bank heist’

Truck drivers and other workers in the transport sector may not receive funeral cover after their R100 million was stolen in the R1 billion VBS Mutual Bank ‘heist’. This was revealed in a detailed article in the Mail & Guardian on Friday. The R100-million was meant for policyholders of the Transport Sector Retirement Fund at …

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VW Golf driver bust doing 236km/h in KZN

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been arrested after caught clocking 236km/h in his VW Golf 6, Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Mxolisi Kaunda said on Monday. Kaunda commended the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) for arresting the 34-year-old on the N2 near Mandeni on Sunday. “The 34 year-old male, who is currently being detained at Gingindlovu …

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