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gunANA reports that police in Thohoyandou have launched a massive manhunt for armed suspects who hijacked an on-duty traffic police officer and shot and seriously wounded him on Sunday morning.  

The 35-year-old traffic police officer was carrying out official duties alone at about 9am along the Makonde and Luvhimbi public road near Thohoyandou.  The occupants of a car that he stopped pointed firearms at him, forcing him into their vehicle, and drove off towards Thathe plantations.  Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe indicated:  "On arrival at these plantations they stripped him of his uniform, took his official firearm, all his belongings, and they shot him before they fled, leaving him there.”  The matter was reported to the police who reacted swiftly and subsequently the state motor vehicle which was being used by the victim was found abandoned at Makonde village.  The officer sustained serious gunshot wounds and has been admitted to hospital for medical treatment.

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