Cops in the firing line over alleged theft at raid

South Africa
Durban, May 4 – Durban’s Metro Police have been accused of stealing the possessions of residents at a drug raid at an Umbilo hostel – including a R15, 000 lobola payment. No drugs were found on the premises. eNCA

Durban Metro Police authorities have promised to investigate allegations of theft levelled against some of their officers.

Residents at the Dalton Hostel have accused police of stealing their cash and belongings during a raid on Friday.

One  resident has opened a case of theft after more than 15-thousand rand was allegedly taken from his room.

The money was to be used as a lobola payment by his brother.

Some women claim food, blankets and mattresses were taken, leaving them and their babies with nowhere to sleep.

Residents are demanding action from Metro Police, and say they’ll be mobilising a protest soon.

-eNCA

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