Um­bilo li­cens­ing of­fice robbed

The Mercury - - METRO - THAMI MAGUBANE thami.mgubane@inl.co.za

was taken,” he said. Mtungwa said while the re­pairs were be­ing con­ducted, mem­bers of the pub­lic should go to the Mo­tor Li­cens­ing of­fice in Morn­ing­side, in Smiso Nk­wanyana (Goble) Road, or any post of­fice in eThek­wini.

SAPS Colonel Them­beka Mb­hele said at about 5am on Tues­day, a group of 10 men forced their way into the li­cens­ing cen­tre and held up se­cu­rity guards.

“It is al­leged that the suspects used ex­plo­sives to open a safe. It has not yet been es­tab­lished what they took from the safe. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of rob­bery,” she said.

She said no ar­rests had been made yet. THE Um­bilo Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Li­cens­ing of­fices will be closed un­til next week.

The KwaZulu-Natal Depart­ment of Trans­port said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that the sta­tion would be tem­po­rar­ily closed un­til Fri­day next week as work­ers carry out re­pairs af­ter the premises was robbed on Tues­day.

“The rob­bery caused sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to the in­fra­struc­ture where we ser­vice our cus­tomers.

“The depart­ment would like to apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience caused to mem­bers of the pub­lic,” said Trans­port Depart­ment spokesper­son Mluleki Mtungwa.

“At this stage, the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing. We still do not know what was de­stroyed and what

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