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Woman nabbed after giving boyfriend her car to use in truck hijacking

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A Bushbuckridge woman have been arrested after she gave her VW Polo to her boyfriend to use in a truck hijacking and allegedly faked her car hijacking to cover up for her crime.

36-year-old Antoinette Chiloane made a brief appearance before Bushbuckrigde Magistrate’s Court on Friday 21 October 2022 facing charges of perjury in relation to the fake police report she made.

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said that Chiloane reported a false hijacking case that she alleged occurred in Saselani in Bushbuckrigde.

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According to Chiloane, she lied under oath that she was traveling alone with her VW Polo when she was approached by three suspects who pointed her with firearms.

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According to the suspect, she was forcefully pushed into the back of her car and the suspects drove off with her.

She further alleged that she was dropped off at Hlamalani where she was under guard by one of the hijackers who later left her alone.

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Chiloane later reported the case to the police.

The car was recovered in Acornhoek policing area after it was intercepted during the commission of crime.

It was found loaded with properties which were allegedly stolen from the hijacked truck.

The hijackers fled the scene leaving the vehicle unattended.

Chiloane was taken for further investigation whereby she disclosed that she faked her hijacking, but she voluntarily given the car to her boyfriend for the planned delivery truck hijacking.

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She was arrested hence her appearance in court where she was released on R3000 bail and is expected to make her second appearance on Monday, 07 November 2022.

The suspect’s boyfriend and his accomplices are still on the run.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela welcomed the arrest and warned community members not to report false cases as besides being the case.

“On its own, such reports deprive other community members who need services from the police assistance,” said Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela.

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