E49 000 STOLEN FROM STOKVEL
ABOUT E49 000 has been stolen from a stokvel at Nsangwini in broad daylight.
The stokvel had 40 members, who each managed to save more than E100 for 11months.
Members were hoping to use the money around this time to buy groceries for their families. The money was stolen from a certain homestead at Nsangwini on Tuesday.
Due to the fact that police are investigating the matter, this publication has withheld the name of the family that was robbed of the savings.
Police said the robbery could have been avoided had the stokvel saved the money in a bank and not in the homestead.
“This robbery occurred during the day when there was no one in the said homestead. The criminals gained access to the home through a widow, searched around the home and found the money that was concealed in the master bedroom. The criminals then vacated the home. When the home owners returned, they discovered that the money had been stolen,” they said.
The police advised locals against keeping large sums of money inside their homes.
“It’s the festive season and criminals are at their most active, we are asking members of the public to stop giving criminals the opportunity to commit crimes. Now some people at Nsangwini will have an unpleasant Christmas,” the police PRO department said.
Deputy Police Information and Communications Officer Inspector Nosipho Mnguni confirmed the incident.