Earlier this month, on 02 June 2014, the South African Police Service (SAPS) arrested a 31-year-old Waterkloof Air Base technician, Tshepo Ledwaba and his 41-year-old accomplice, a South African Air Force (SAAF) instructor, Modise Lucas Mabeko at Western Service Road, Woodmead on suspicion of attempted hijacking, impersonating police officers and unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition. The firearm was earlier reported as allegedly being robbed from the owner who resides in Akasia, Pretoria.
The duo appeared in the Alexandra Regional Court on 10 June 2014 and the case was postponed to 20 June 2014 for formal bail application.
Further investigation by the SAPS revealed that Ledwaba was also previously arrested for another case of hijacking. He was found in possession of the vehicle that was reported hijacked in Lyttleton, Pretoria during November 2013. He is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on 6 August 2014.
Investigations to establish whether the suspects can be linked to any other cases are continuing.