Gunmen storm mosque, rob worshippers

A group of 15 heavily armed robbers held worshippers at gunpoint while robbing them of their belongings at a mosque in Kabokweni, in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa.

Police said the occupants of a white Toyota Quantum stormed into the mosque at around 13:20 during Friday prayers.


“These rude suspects also took a car, a Toyota Corolla with registration number JRH 078 MP, belonging to one of the worshippers, before they fled the scene with the stolen items,” added Mohlala.

The victims reported the incident to the Kabokweni police, and a case of business robbery was opened.

Mpumalanga police commissioner Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela condemned the robbery, saying a massive search had been launched for the gang.

Manamela called on residents to be on the lookout for people trying to sell the stolen goods.

“The only way to shut down the market for criminals is to stop buying stolen goods. Therefore, the public should come on board for this one,” Manamela added.



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