Aug 1, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Police evidence rooms ‘full’ as looted goods are being recovered: Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the evidence rooms are full as goods are being confiscated from looters.

On Monday, police found objects worth thousands of rand from widespread looting in Durban Warehouses and retail stores were stolen from KwaZulu-Natal last week.

“You are going to SP13, where the police keep anything that could be used for evidence. There is a meeting between the police and the NPA to find out what happens to the goods, “said Cele.

” The evidence rooms are full. You [looted property] are in police custody. At the moment we are trying to get a warehouse where we can keep them and the police will take care of them. ”

Cele, who was supposed to visit Pietermaritzburg and also shopping centers in Durban, was stopped because of the police < span> acted on indications from community members regarding the whereabouts of stolen property in areas in and around the CBD of Durban.

Some residents were also heeded calls for the voluntary surrender of stolen property.

The police had arrested 3,407 suspects with various allegations until Sunday after a week of violence , Looting and destruction, with only one suspect bailed and 1,122 expected to appear in court in KZN and Gauteng.

The remaining files are being investigated, said police spokeswoman Colonel Brenda Muridili. p>

“We will keep the numbers of goods recovered n Not communicated, their value will be determined when operations are closed.

“A warning was also issued to those who were not involved in the lo sprees but are buying stolen property from the looters so that they too can be arrested because they are in possession of the stolen property. ”