Recovery of looted goods in KZN ramped up: Cele

Recovery of looted goods in KZN ramped up: Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says officers are ramping up their searches to recover goods stolen by looters during last week's unrest in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Recovery of looted goods in KZN ramped up: Cele

Law enforcement teams, acting on tip-offs, have seized items and made arrests at places like Mtubatuba, Umlazi and in Durban's Point area. 

Cele's visited businesses affected by the looting in KZN on Monday and inspected the security plans of malls like the Gateway Theatre of Shopping and the Pavilion Shopping Centre. 

READ: 92 nabbed in KZN as looting recovery continues

More than R16 billion worth of stock was lost during the unrest. 

Government has been calling on residents to turn the looters in. 

"Minister Cele joined security forces in the city’s business district as they responded to tip-offs from community members on the whereabouts of suspected stolen property, looted during last weeks unrests in the province," Cele's spokesperson, Lirandzu Themba said. 

READ: Fifth suspected unrest instigator arrested in KZN

"Cele says recovering of stolen property will be the order of the day in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng and all suspected looted goods will be placed at various police evidence storage facilities."

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