A NURSE (49) was found unconscious and injured following a carjacking incident on Thursday, 9 March.
Cops have since arrested two suspects, aged 28 and 32, following the attack in Tshitanini Village in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.
Police spokesman, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said according to information, the victim had gone to the fields at Tshififi near Mutshindudi River driving her Nissan bakkie motor vehicle.
“Later at about 7pm, she was discovered by a passer-by on the side of the road, unconscious and brutally assaulted with both hands tied,” he said.
He said cops were alerted about the incident and immediately started investigations.
“Medical emergency services also responded quickly to the scene and the victim was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim was accosted by unknown suspects who severely assaulted her when they hijacked her motor vehicle. The suspects then left her unconscious on the side of the road,” he said.
Mojapelo said the suspects were traced and arrested in Malamulule following a high-speed chase with cops, with the help of a private tracking company.
“The getaway vehicle with the three occupants overturned during the chase. One suspect was arrested and his accomplice sustained injuries. The third occupant, an unidentified woman, was certified dead on the scene,” he said.
Police have opened a case of carjacking, attempted murder and possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle.
“The swift reaction of these members, which led to the arrest of the suspects is highly commendable,” said Limpopo Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Thohoyandou Magistrates Court on Monday, 13 March.
— Daily Sun