Man and girlfriend caught for hijacking

A 26-year-old man and his girlfriend (28) appeared in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday on charges of hijacking after they were arrested near Brits.

Gift Mashimbye (26) was remanded in custody and Kgaogelo Maleka (28) was released on warning until their next court appearance on Thursday, 18 February 2021.

“This follows their arrest during an intelligence-driven operation at about 02:00 on Wednesday, 3 February 2021, at Oskraal plots in Letlhabile. Mashimbye was arrested after police received information about a silver Mazda 323 vehicle which was allegedly hijacked from the owner at gunpoint in December 2020. During questioning, he took the police to his girlfriend’s place. As a result, Maleka was also arrested,” said police spokesperson, Col Adele Myburgh.

“Further investigation led the police to Soshanguve where the vehicle was sold to an individual. However, the vehicle was not found. Investigation into the matter continues.”