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By unknown | Feb 09, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Riot Hlatshwayo

Mpumalanga police are following up on information regarding an alleged illegal deal in which a truck driver sold a number of boxes containing unidentified goods to a driver of a Toyota Condor on Thursday afternoon.

Sowetan capture the incident from an isolated spot at about 5pm.

The police had been tipped off about a possible sale of suspected stolen goods that would apparently take place at a bushy area near the Nelspruit Reptile Park around the Lowveld show ground area.

We were tipped that police would lie in wait for the suspects when the transaction was to take place.

At about 4.50pm, the truck arrived and the driver came over and said to this journalist: "I thought you would be driving in a white Condor as agreed."

After he was told that he was talking to the wrong person, the driver simply walked away and got into his truck from where he phoned his "buyer" in an animated voice.

"Ngi thole lenyi baree be ngithi nguwe! (I found a certain stupid man and thought it was you," the driver shouted on his cellphone.

A few minutes later a white Toyota Condor pulled up and the two drivers spoke to each other in low tones, apparently planning to change the venue as "their cover had apparently been blown".

The two vehicles slowly followed each other over the narrow bridge leading to the western part of the Nelpruit's industrial area until they reached a dead end near the River Side Mall.

The police's flying squad apparently went to the original venue unaware about the change in venue and missed the transaction.

Mpumalanga's Senior Superintendent Obed Ngwenya said he had organised the Nelspruit-based police's Flying Squad to follow up on the information.


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