Police have launched a manhunt of the suspects who hijacked the vehicle of the Regional Chairperson of the ANC and the MEC for Human Settlements in Mpumalanga, Mr Speedy Mashilo on Thursday 11 November, 2021.
According to the information Police received, Mr Speedy Mashilo was driving his Toyota Hilux bakkie on the R568 road between Ekangala and KwaMhlanga at around 12:00 when he was suddenly overtaken by a BMW sedan with one visible occupant. Suddenly two unknown occupants, whom were not visible pointed guns at him and forced him to stop. He was then forced into their BMW and drove off with him whilst the other suspect was driving his bakkie.
The hijackers then drove towards East Rand with him. They then went into a particular house in a township where they took him into another car. Later on, they drove towards Olifantsfontein (Tembisa) and dropped him in a secluded area at around 20:00.
He walked to the nearby road where he was assisted by a passing-by security vehicle.
The suspects robbed him his Toyota Hilux, bank cards, brown bag (with R25000-00 inside), groceries, wallet and licensed hunting rifle with 25 rounds of ammunition.
A case of carjacking was reported to the Olifantsfontein Police Station and transferred to Kwamhlanga. Investigation is continuing.
We appeal to members of the public who may have information to contact the nearest Police station or call Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.