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Foreigners 'export' stolen goods

2012-06-14 22:54

Johannesburg - The Hawks are questioning five Tanzanian nationals allegedly linked to robberies in Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Thursday.

The men were arrested in raids in Table View and Salt River where stolen goods were seized on Wednesday, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

The men were caught after a six-month-long investigation into house robberies and burglaries in various parts of the province.

Laptops, computers, television sets, and jewellery were among the items stolen.

"These stolen items, in particular laptops and cellphones, were then packed and exported abroad," he said.

Police managed to prevent five laptops from leaving the country.

"We traced the owners of the laptops and established that they were among other expensive items that were stolen during house robberies and burglaries."

The men were aged between 30 and 45.

More arrests were expected.

Comments
  • Hedda-Louise - 2012-06-14 23:05

    Deport them immediately! If you don't respect SA law, there's no place for you here! Come on Prez show your balls!

      tebogo.maja.77 - 2012-06-15 02:04

      They'll just come back. Send them to jail and lets they drop the soap!, lol.

      Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-15 02:27

      Hedda Hedda Hedda !!! The Prez has no balls...only a peckerspear!!!!

  • Tefo Buccaneer Mokoena - 2012-06-14 23:11

    if the DA can promise to stop the influx of these foreigners thus cleaning up the mess caused by the ruling party , then they have my vote

      biruk.alemayehu.16 - 2012-06-14 23:16

      Are you sure for what u said

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-14 23:18

      What do you mean Biruk?

      biruk.alemayehu.16 - 2012-06-14 23:22

      U mean all foreigners are a trouble maker.

      oscar.vanriel - 2012-06-15 04:55

      Manie, very true!

      jessica.wright.946517 - 2012-06-15 08:08

      Not all foreigners are thieves.. All of the people who work for us are legitimate malawians, and they are honest workers, they don't have that sense of entitlement they just get on with it. In the same breath I went to Zimbabawe last year and it was a horrible place, an absolute dump without a single working toilet disgusting, and when I cam back to SA across the border THOUSANDS of zimbabweans were being BUSSED into SA. Our current government is doing less than nothing to be firm about controlling borders. They just don't care, unlike the DA who actually do their jobs.

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-06-15 00:11

    Yes, that's SA for you. Foreigners don't fear its laws. SA is a joke and a haven for criminals, whilst S.Africans are sentenced to death in some of their respective countries for getting on the wrong side of the law. Here in SA, they are at a crime party enjoying themselves.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-25 19:39

      ..Then people wonder why there are people like me who absolutely love this Zenophobia that we occasionaly see. Get rid of these disguised criminals and send them back from where they come.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-06-15 00:27

    Eish this bloody foreigners are repeatedly raping south Africa hence our government is watching ANC grow some pair of steel balls and deport all these Lucifers who are adding crime statistics in our shores especially Nigerians. wonderpark,hilbrow,yoeville and Kensington are like mini Lagos and Abuja now because of these crooks called Nigerians.

      frank.c.cruz.98 - 2012-06-15 08:43

      Until we begin to see that South Africans are also part of this problems, fighting crime will still be a tough one for the cops. I've seen lots of time the police instead of going after big criminals that are hijacking cars, breaking into houses and business areas, shooting and raping innocent kids and ladies, hacking their relatives to death and engaging into destruction of lives and properties, committing crimes against children, women and humanity, they settle for driving around the street corners chasing, harassing, intimidating and abusing innocent foreigners. Covering their heads with plastic bags and forcing them to admit to things they know nothing about just because they are foreigners! Until they start seeing and admitting that South Africans are also part of the problems we are facing, crime will not be reduced to the lowest minimum. All South Africans are no saints as they claim! Just my opinion take it or leave it.

  • michel.pieterse - 2012-06-15 04:30

    Deport them? No ways Hedda, they be back in a week with a new passport, what we ought to do is let them rot in jail for a good long sentence, then deport em, if they made it... Time to take a harsher stance on crime, we sick of this sht.

  • mlatha.sigidi - 2012-06-15 04:49

    If it were SAfricans cought in Tanzania they'll be hanged/killed but here they are going to walk free

  • howard.komati - 2012-06-15 05:12

    Welcome to the Banana land, Africa is for all especially South Africa.

  • delelani - 2012-06-15 06:08

    More reason to deport all the scum.

  • donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-06-15 06:27

    Way to go Israel!! See? The jews always think in advance,and no, I'm not commenting on the wrong article,you all catch my drift?

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 11:45

      Donovan, the difference is what the Jews do is met with hypocritic silence. If any other country will do the same they will be tarred and feathered. Same hypocrisy, just another term.

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-15 06:27

    Dear Mr Useless President, Please erect a 20000v electric double fence(like we had) to keep illegals and poachers out of SA !!! P S Your fly is open !!

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-15 07:28

      If his fly is open he must be careful he doesn't zap his spear on that fence..

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 11:46

      emily the spear isn't long enough.

  • steven.m.armour - 2012-06-15 06:29

    Chop there hands off and deport them.

  • busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-06-15 06:37

    But the land stolen by whites n our natural resources exported to build their countries cost more than billions compared to what Tanzanians are stealing

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-15 07:27

      OMG.. Had to throw that one in didn't you.. We shouldn't let them into our country to squat here and destroy what's ours - SOUTH AFRICANS! They're ruining it for all of us. It is EXTREMELY hard to get into other countries, it should be or become JUST as hard here!!

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-15 08:05

      The San/ Bushman are the indigenous people of SA. Black africans arrived second..whites third..and that's history..

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 11:49

      Lance, don't mention history to Busisiwe, he thinks that is a Speer's special.

  • anthro45 - 2012-06-15 06:52

    And still they let this rubbish walk over our boarders.

      biruk.alemayehu.16 - 2012-06-15 07:33

      Do u know what is rubbish.

  • gert.grobler.94 - 2012-06-15 07:11

    That is why mob justice is getting more popular. The lekker corruption is leading to anarchy--and guess what--the govt. in control seems to love it---they are doing very little to stop it and they are actually responsible for millions of rands just vanishing. These guys will be out of jail in a few weeks depositing the 'cooldrink' money into the right pockets.

  • Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-06-15 07:26

    Now i am convinced that most of the crime here in SA is not committed by black South Africans, not that they don't commit crime because they do, but most crime is committed by foreigners.

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-06-15 08:18

      Most Tsotsi's are foreigners - kick all of them out !!

  • tendai.barura - 2012-06-15 08:04

    The reason why there is so much crime is south Africans loose focus when addressing the issue . There are evil and ruthless criminals who were born here in south Africa who are terrorising your communities bt instead you leaving them and put your focus on foreign nationals as if all south Africans are saints . Until everyone is ready to face reality then the crime rate in SA WILL decrease .

      frank.c.cruz.98 - 2012-06-15 08:25

      Thank u dear, u just hit the nail on the head. I've seen lots of time the police instead of going after big criminals that are hijacking cars, breaking into houses and business areas, shooting and raping innocent kids and ladies, hacking their relatives to death and engaging into destruction of lives and properties, they settle for driving around the street corners chasing, harassing, intimidating and abusing innocent foreigners. Covering their heads with plastic bags and forcing them to admit to things they know nothing about just because they are foreigners! Until they start seeing and admitting that South Africans are also part of the problems we are facing, crime will not be reduced to the lowest minimum. All South Africans are no saints as they claim!

      frank.c.cruz.98 - 2012-06-15 08:26

      Thank u dear, u just hit the nail on the head. I've seen lots of time the police instead of going after big criminals that are hijacking cars, breaking into houses and business areas, shooting and raping innocent kids and ladies, hacking their relatives to death and engaging into destruction of lives and properties, they settle for driving around the street corners chasing, harassing, intimidating and abusing innocent foreigners. Covering their heads with plastic bags and forcing them to admit to things they know nothing about just because they are foreigners! Until they start seeing and admitting that South Africans are also part of the problems we are facing, crime will not be reduced to the lowest minimum. All South Africans are no saints as they claim!

  • john.ncala - 2012-06-15 08:25

    Israel is sending them back to their countries what are we waiting for let SA do the same

  • frank.c.cruz.98 - 2012-06-15 08:33

    Until we begin to see that South Africans are also part of this problems, fighting crime will still be a tough one for the cops. I've seen lots of time the police instead of going after big criminals that are hijacking cars, breaking into houses and business areas, shooting and raping innocent kids and ladies, hacking their relatives to death and engaging into destruction of lives and properties, committing crimes against children, women and humanity, they settle for driving around the street corners chasing, harassing, intimidating and abusing innocent foreigners. Covering their heads with plastic bags and forcing them to admit to things they know nothing about just because they are foreigners! Until they start seeing and admitting that South Africans are also part of the problems we are facing, crime will not be reduced to the lowest minimum. All South Africans are no saints as they claim! Just my opinion take it or leave it.

  • Jujupuke - 2012-06-15 08:37

    So only half of my furniture is in the township, the rest has been exported?

      maama.bujju - 2012-06-15 11:44

      no it ws reposessed.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 11:51

      Jujupuke, the half in the township wasn't wanted by the foreign buyers.

  • dumisani.mndlovu - 2012-06-15 09:57

    If being a foreigner is a crime in this country then im afraid you have a lot of people to prosecute.And we aint going nowhere.A pladge: your police will never toy-toy for a raise bcoz they are already covered.

  • maama.bujju - 2012-06-15 11:25

    They cant deport them now because they will b voting for ANC in the coming election it too political.....

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-15 11:34

    Why won't they steal?. The locals are such great role models. Where the hell would one deport them to?. The locals I mean.

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