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Police Car Swept Away As Villagers Rescue Officer After Getting Stuck In A Flood.

A police officer who got trapped in a heavy flood was rescued by community members. They managed to rescue him from the car he was driving in before it was swept away by the floods.

The cop was trapped in floodwaters along the Machaba – Avon Marobjana Road at ga-Kgoshi Maleboho, South Africa. The 51-year-old police Sergeant was trapped after he attended a crime scene.

Limpopo Cops spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the Sergeant was part of a team of members who responded to Business Robberies in progress at two schools at Machaba village.

He had responded to a call about an unknown number of suspects who arrived at Ralekwalane High School, tied security officers on duty, broke the doors and stole three laptops. The alleged suspects then proceeded to Machaba Primary School where they took one (1) laptop and two (2) projectors.

Mojapelo said the police, using three vehicles arrived at the said schools within minutes and immediately started following up certain leads as the suspects had already fled the scene, despite the heavy rains in the area last night. The vehicle driven by the sergeant was trapped in water flooding on the gravel road he was travelling on.

He said community members, realizing the danger he was in danger, bravely swam towards the stranded member and rescued him, just in time before the police vehicle was swept away.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has thanked members of the Community for coming to the rescue of our member who almost perished in the floods.

“The cordial relationship that we have created and continue to strengthen between ourselves and community members was clearly manifested by these acts of bravery,” said Ledwaba.

The suspects in these business robberies are still at large and a manhunt is already underway to trace them.


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