Harare-bound Intercape Bus Robbed At Gunpoint In Limpopo

An Intercape bus travelling from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Harare was attacked by a gang of eight armed robbers who stripped passengers of their cellphones, cash and jewellery.

The incident occurred near Kranskop tollgate on the N1 in Limpopo. South Africa Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo revealed on Tuesday that the robbers, who pretended to be passengers, pointed guns at the bus driver and ordered him to stop the vehicle. He added:

It is still unclear where the two got in. After stopping, another vehicle coming from behind with more robbers got into the bus and started robbing everybody.

The bus company confirmed that the incident occurred around 11 pm on Saturday, December 7. It said in a statement:

This completely random, uncontrollable act by criminals masquerading as passengers is regretted by Intercape.

We would like to confirm that as an organisation we strive to keep our passengers safe at all times. Intercape would like to apologise to our most valued passengers for any inconvenience.

More: TimesLive


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3 comments on “Harare-bound Intercape Bus Robbed At Gunpoint In Limpopo

    1. This is an extremely bad development. Can not all cross border busses deploy more than 10 armed security per trip to protect passengers.? This comes at a cost but perhaps the cost is better than the incidents?. Alternatively, body searches are critical on boarding the bus. This is how airlines minimise plane incidents.

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