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sapsNews24 reports that a reward of up to R100,000 has been offered by police for information that would help to apprehend a gang that shot and robbed a number of doctors at two Limpopo hospitals.  

In the most recent incident, seven robbers went to the Lebowakgomo Hospital on Saturday at approximately midnight and "broke into the doctors' residence and robbed them of money, cellphones and a laptop".  Previously, in the early hours of Thursday morning, three doctors at Letaba Hospital in Tzaneen were attacked by a group of five men.  According to police, one was shot and injured and another struck with a hard object, but the provincial department of health previously advised that all three had been shot.  The doctors were also robbed of money, cellphones, televisions and laptops.  The suspects gained entry in both cases by breaking concrete fencing surrounding the doctors' residences on the hospital property.  In a separate incident, a robber, who had committed a business robbery at the Manganeng Clinic in Ga-Sekhukhune on Saturday, was shot and killed by the police during a car chase.  Another suspect, involved in the same case, was arrested on Sunday afternoon.

  • Read the full original of this report at News24
  • Read too, Doctors shot in armed robbery are doing well, says Limpopo Health MEC, at 702

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