MEC warns of criminals posing as officials

MEC warns of criminals posing as officials

The Economic Development MEC is urging businesses across KwaZulu-Natal to conduct COVID-19 inspections on each person entering their premises. 

Scottsville supermarket robbery

Nomusa Dube-Ncube's been speaking after a supermarket in Pietermaritzburg was hit by robbers, kitted from head to toe in personal protective equipment attire. 

The gang of four entered the Checkers store at Scottsville Mall on Wednesday, saying they needed to conduct an inspection. 

They held the manager and another employee at gunpoint before making off with R200 000. 

The department's Ndabezinhle Sibiya says businesses need to be on high alert. 

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"Plans are being put in place to ensure that contact details are provided for the business owners to call in,  in order to verify the status of the person claiming to do an inspection.

"When conducting business inspections, inspectors from the department's business regulations unit and consumer protection unit are always accompanied by law enforcement agencies in full uniform."

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