The officer was stationed at Lydenburg police station in Mpumalanga, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo said in a statement.
“It is alleged the victim was with a female companion when he parked his vehicle along the dirt road at Ditwebeleng village in [the] Mecklenburg policing area.”
Six unknown suspects armed with a rifle accosted the pair, tied them up with shoe laces, and drove the vehicle into nearby bushes where they robbed the officer of about R700, a cellphone, a car music system, and his service pistol. The woman was robbed of a wedding ring.
The suspects drove off in a Nissan NP200. No shots were fired. Anybody with information was requested to contact the nearest police station.