A 51-year-old sergeant attached to the Senwabarwana Police Station was rescued by members of the community after his state vehicle got washed away by a flash flood following some heavy rains along the Machaba road at Ga-Kgoshi Maleboho last Thursday. Just before the vehicle he was driving got swept away community members bravely saved the sergeant.
According to Provincial Police Communications Head, Motlafela Mojapelo the sergeant was part of a team of members who responded to a business robbery in progress at two schools at Machaba Village.
Police reportedly received a tip-off about an unknown number of suspects who had allegedly tied up security officers at a school in the area before forcing open a door and stealing three laptops. They then proceeded to Machaba Primary School where they allegedly stole a laptop and two projectors, according to Mojapelo.
He said three Police vehicles were used to respond to the call of which one was driven by the sergeant who then got stuck on a flooded gravel road. He managed to get onto the roof of the vehicle before community members bravely came to his rescue. As soon as the sergeant was safe the vehicle was swept away by the water, according to Mojapelo.
Provincial Police Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba has thanked members of the community for their brave actions to rescue the sergeant.
Story: RC Myburgh