A police station in Mpumalanga was attacked at gunpoint by robbers who allegedly escaped with firearms on Wednesday night.
The station in Kwaggafontein, between KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga and Groblersdal in Limpopo, was attacked around 10pm.
Ian Cameron of the Action Society told TimesLIVE that details of the incident are still unclear.
“An unknown number of suspects attacked Kwaggafontein Police Station last night. The night shift officers were held captive and the station was robbed,” Cameron said.
“According to our sources, the robbers fled with several police firearms.”
A local police source shared TimesLIVE reports that firearms have been stolen. “Four R5 assault rifles, three pump-action shotguns and three 83-round 9mm pistols were stolen, but no officers were injured.”
Police spokesman Brig Shelvy Mohlala confirmed the attack on Thursday.< /p>
“Following the attack on Kwaggafontein Police Station around 10pm yesterday, SAPS Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner Lt-Gen Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has ordered the mobilization of maximum resources to ensure those behind the attack, be held accountable immediately,” Mohlala said.
Details of the firearms theft were not immediately available from SAPS.
“The provincial commissioner assures the municipality that the police, in fact is doing everything it can to arrest the suspects,” Mohlala said.
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