WATCH OUT: Avoid driving over oranges on the road

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 Gugu Zwane

By Gugu Zwane,  Caxton Publishers.

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JOBURG - A photograph of oranges stuffed with nails has been doing the rounds on social media as a warning to all motorists of a new crime trend used by hijackers.

According to Intelligence Bureau SA on Facebook, the oranges are filled with nails and then strewn on the road. When motorists drive over them, their tyres get damaged and consequently, motorists are forced to stop and this is when hijackers take advantage.

Warrant Officer Moses Maphakela, the spokesperson for Sandton police, said the new crime trend was noticed in Rustenburg and, so far, there have been no reports of it in Sandton.

The Intelligence Bureau SA page has warned all motorists to be vigilant and to avoid driving over fruit on the road.

 

 Gugu Zwane

Gugu Zwane  

Caxton Publishers.

I am a Sandton Chronicle journalist and I strive to be a leading voice in maximising human potential through my work. I am interested in social development, lifestyle and telling the stories of ordinary, but influential individuals. I write because this is my most sincere and effective means of communication which allows me to connect with a number of readers from various communities and backgrounds. I have taken full advantage of my position at Caxton with the aim of using this platform to write the stories of people the best way I know how, and to shape and influence the world with my words.

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