Two passengers shot dead, one seriously injured during bus robbery on N1 near Kranskop Plaza

CRIME NATIONAL NEWS

By Staff Reporter

POLOKWANE-At least two bus passengers have been shot and killed and one was critically wounded inside a bus on the N1 north between Mantsole traffic centre and Kranskop toll plaza in Limpopo on Thursday.

Circumstances of the robbery are not yet clear but a source has told SA Trucker that robber pounced on passengers in a Copperbelt cross border bus and shot dead at least two women.

Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed the incident and says a group of armed robbers boarded the bus from Johannesburg en route to Zimbabwe. They instructed the driver to stop. They attacked and robbed passengers. Mojapelo says a second vehicle stopped next to the bus and the vehicle occupants were also attacked and robbed.

Emergency Medical Services are busy on the scene at Kranskop Toll Gate on the northbound lanes of the N1.

The deceased and the wounded passengers are women.

Developing story.

 

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