Cape Town – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confiscated high-performance vehicles following a shootout with the suspects attempting to smuggle them across the Limpopo River.
The members deployed under the joint tactical headquarters Limpopo intercepted the suspects and seized four Toyota Fortuner SUVs, said SANDF in a statement.
“Members of 1 SA Tank Regiment were carrying out operations on the western side of Mabiligwe 2 when they spotted four vehicles driving towards the Limpopo River. Our soldiers had to manoeuvre in the right place where they assumed the vehicles would try to cross,” said SANDF spokesperson, Captain Moses Semono.
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“But unfortunately, as there is no road, the vehicles changed direction and that forced our soldiers to break cover.
“Once approached, the occupants started shooting and the SANDF members returned fire.
“The suspects escaped into the bushes,” said Semono.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe