Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

Zambian hijacked trucks found in Gauteng, SA

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By JOHN SAKALA
South African Police in Gauteng Province have recovered four Zambian trucks that were hijacked in that country in the early hours of Sunday.

Three of the trucks were found abandoned in the industrial area of Steeledale, about 15 kilometers from the hijacking scene in Wadeville, Germiston.

The other truck was also found abandoned around Dragon City area within Johannesburg.

According to the information made available to the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, the four trucks were recovered by South African Police in conjunction with a private vehicle tracking firm that the companies had engaged to provide tracking system for their trucks.

Locations of the abandoned trucks were discovered by following signals that were transmitted by trackers that were installed on the trucks

The trucks have since been parked at the South African Police FNB impounding yard in Soweto awaiting further investigations.

Authorities indicated that no arrests have been made so far in connection with the matter but that all the vehicle engines they were carrying destined for reconditioning at some garages were missing.

The Mission was further informed that the trucks were found in good condition.

All the four Zambian drivers that were victims of the hijacking are still in South Africa awaiting for further instructions.

This is according to a media statement by First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission Pretoria South Africa Naomi Nyawali.

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