Officials pounce on foreign-owned businesses in Durban

Officials pounce on foreign-owned businesses in Durban

Fifty foreign-owned businesses in Durban Central have been shut down - for various contraventions.

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The Department of Economic Development spokesperson, Ndabezinhle Sibiya says an operation was carried out on Thursday.

"Working with the Department of Employement and Labour, Home Affairs' Immigration Unit, Durban Metro Police, Crime Intelligence and other law enforcement agencies, more than 50 foreign owned businesses have been shut down for selling expired goods and operating without licenses."

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He says police also made a number of arrests.

"What is more concerning is that during this above operation, which is currently underway in the Durban Central District, inspectors have found illegal banking of money in Victoria Street. 

"In addition, it is disturbing that undocumented foreign nationals have been operating freely and flouting lockdown regulations. 

"More than 20 undocumented foreign nationals have just been arrested and are being processed at the Durban Central Police Station."

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