An occupant in one of four stolen vehicles intercepted near the South Africa-Mozambique border was killed in a shootout with members of the SA National Defense Force Tuesday morning.
Police said soldiers were on a routine patrol around 3am when they spotted a suspicious convoy of vehicles believed to be heading to Mozambique.
“Occupants of the vehicles in the convoy began to complain to the SANDF members who reportedly fired back.
“A man believed to be a passenger in one of the vehicles was mortally wounded. The other suspects managed to escape,” said police spokesman Brig Selvy Mohlala.
The three Toyota Bakkies and a Toyota Fortuner were reported stolen in Lyttleton and Florida in Gauteng, and in Pienaar, Mpumalanga.
< p>“Police are investigating a case related to the incident. The deceased has not yet been identified. The occupants of the recovered vehicles are at large.”
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