A long-wanted gang leader in Nebo, Limpopo was nabbed while driving to a liquor store to purchase liquor. The 40-year-old suspect was found in his possession of a prohibited firearm, a Cz 75 pistol 9mm with 09 live ammunition. The police effected an arrest on Thursday, 02 November 2023.

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It is believed that the arrested suspect is the leader of the gang that is reported to be terrorizing the foreign national business owners within the Nebo area. An intelligence-driven operation was conducted and he was found in possession of firearms and ammunition.


“The Police are hard on the heels of the rest of the members of a gang believed to be accomplices to the arrested suspect in a series of crimes committed in Nebo policing precinct,” said the Police. He is expected to appear before Nebo Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 06 November 2023.


Meanwhile, Police in Makhado are on a massive manhunt for suspects who committed house breaking at a farm situated along Elim Road. The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday, 04 November 2023.

It is alleged by the complainant that on Friday, 03 November 2023 at around 13:00. He left his house to go to Bela-Bela.

The following day, he received a call from his father informing him that there was a house breaking. On his arrival, he found that the suspects gained entrance through the front door.

They ransacked the house and stole a small safe with a pistol, five ammunition and four rifles from the main safe in his bedroom. As well as an undisclosed amount of money.

The Police were summoned to the scene. A case of housebreaking was opened for further investigation.

A Data Capturer official attached to the Limpopo Department of Health stationed at Bela Bela Clinic has been arrested for selling ARVs. The employee was arrested by the police on Thursday night after an investigation found him with boxes of ARVs.

He was caught trying to sell to an undocumented foreign national of Nigerian descent.

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The Limpopo Department of Health has welcomed the arrested and called for the law to take its course.

“The department views this arrest as a breakthrough against rogue elements in the department,” read a statement.


“This causes shortages of medication, which affect community members badly. Considering that illegal foreign nationals are also eligible to receive any form of medication in our facilities, we can only believe that perhaps these pills were being used to manufacture illegal drug substances.

“They [drugs] are a huge challenge to the youth of Bela Bela. The department will work with the police. To ensure that anyone who is implicated in these horrendous acts of theft is arrested and incarcerated accordingly.”

Suspects have been arrested after a truck loaded with groceries was hijacked on the N1 near Pienaarsrivier on Thursday night. 

The two suspects are believed to be part of a gang involved in truck hijacking syndicate operating in multiple provinces.


Their arrest groceries and traveling from Bela Bela towards the Gauteng province. It was forced to stop by suspects driving in a white Toyota Corolla before it could get on the N1 freeway north bound.

Two male suspects came out of the motor vehicle and forcibly removed the driver from the truck at gun point and into their own vehicle.

One of the suspects got into the truck which was then driven towards the N1 freeway south bound. It was escorted by his accomplices using a silver Ford Ranger and Toyota Corolla.

Truck Hijacked in Bela Bela
Truck Hijacked in Bela Bela

The local police were alerted about the incident and immediately called for backup.

They were also joined by members from Bela-Bela and Hammanskraal SAPS.

The hijacked truck was spotted near the Carousel Tollgate. When the police approached it, the occupants of the Ford Ranger started to shoot at the police. The Police retaliated forcing the Ford Ranger to a standstill under a hail of bullets.

The two suspects from the Ford Ranger were arrested and the third suspect who was driving the truck managed to escape after he ran into the nearby bushes on foot.

The suspects who were driving the other vehicle with the truck driver inside also managed to evade the arrest.

The driver was later dropped off around Tembisa in Gauteng province. 

The two arrested suspects aged 33 and 57 will soon appear in court facing charges ranging from attempted hijacking, malicious damage to property, attempted murder to possession of suspected stolen properties 

Manhunt for the remaining suspects continues