The Police have arrested three for posing as minibus taxi operators in Limpopo, says the SAPS.Three of them are facing numerous charges such as ; armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of ammunition .The were arrested in the Vaalbank area of Limpopo.
Police spokes person Sergeant Gerald Sidibe said “It is alleged that the trio was part of a group of six men who were driving in a yellow and white VW Microbus pretending to be taxi operators”.
“They are reported to have robbed a man at gunpoint who boarded the Microbus believing that it was a taxi ”he added.
The victim dropped off the taxi and entered a real taxi. He told the driver his sad story and the driver pursued the fake taxi operators. The drivers subsequently aided police in capturing and arresting the imposters.
“During the arrest, ammunition, cellphones,jewelries and money believed to have been robbed from other victims were found” says Sidibe. “A manhunt for the remaining suspects has been launched.”