Three Arrested for Hijacking Meat Truck in Gugulethu


According to SAPS, three people have been arrested after a meat delivery truck was hijacked and looted in Gugulethu Cape Town on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, reportedly said the vehicle was hit by three gunmen at around 09:20 while at a robot on Govan Mbeki Road. The driver and two passengers were said to be doing meat deliveries in Gugulethu.

“The suspects demanded the keys and instructed the occupants to sit in the back seat of the truck. They drove the truck into Ramaphosa informal settlement,” said Rwexana.

“The driver and passengers were dropped off and held at gunpoint while the suspects drove further into the informal settlement. A few minutes later, one suspect came and told the victims to take the truck and leave the area.”

On their way, the driver reportedly stopped a police vehicle and reported the crime.

“While inspecting the truck, police found one suspect inside the truck. The 29-year-old man was arrested.”

The suspect was charged with possession of a hijacked vehicle. Officers searched the area and found two more suspects, aged 23 and 42, with the meat in their possession.

The suspects have been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, and are expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court later this week.