On Monday, the four Zimbabwean men bust for alleged crimes on motorists along the R80 highway, Theo Martins poort in the Magaliesberg, appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court. The Shona speaking suspects aged between 21 and 33 were accused of hiding in the mountain and attacking unsuspecting motorists who stopped on the highway to either urinate or attend to a car mechanical failure.

Anymore Gumbi, Lucious Mbiza, Cosmos Chikayatadza allegedly used a firearm to rob one motorist on the R80 around Rosslyn on September 12, while Chikayataza also worked with the fourth suspect Norest Sigaule to rob another motorist of his belongings and firearm on August 26. The court will also be prosecuting the suspects for allegedly attacking a man who was with his family, pulling them out of the car and assaulting them.

Tshwane residents were furious after voice notes circulated on social media about the suspects who have been hitting motorists with rocks, dragging them into the bushes to rob them and forcing them to send them money. The court is still waiting for the police to verify the addresses of the suspects who claimed to be residents of Hercules in Pretoria West and Marabastad, before they appear back in court to lodge their bail application on October 26.

The prosecution indicated that the National Prosecution Authority indicated it will also seek to verify whether or not the the suspects are residing in South African legally, before their bail applications could be heard. #ladi_jaja?

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