Armed men rob home affairs office

2011-12-20 07:36

Johannesburg - The home affairs office in Randburg was robbed on Monday, Johannesburg police said.

"Four armed men entered the offices at about 16:30 and held up the staff and took an undisclosed amount of money," spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

Home affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said they robbed customers of money and cellphones. No one was injured. The men fled in a VW polo and a microbus.

No arrests had been made.

  • Van - 2011-12-20 07:49

    VW Polo and Microbus.....SAPS?

      Daft - 2011-12-20 08:18

      At least they support VW !!

  • sean.nijenhuis - 2011-12-20 07:50

    Armed Med? Don't know one of them.....are they dangerous?

      Trent Hodges - 2011-12-20 07:51

      Med students?

      Gemma-Leigh Evans - 2011-12-20 07:57

      Spelling Error no doubt.

      Anthony - 2011-12-20 08:08


      Squeegee - 2011-12-20 08:14

      News24 does not own a spell checker and no one edits and checks articles before posting. If this were a occasional slip I could understand it; but, every day several articles contain typos, grammatical mistakes and even factual inaccuracies.

      Gary - 2011-12-20 08:19

      won't be the first time the spellchecker has gone on leave at N24.

      Dewald G. - 2011-12-20 09:14


      frikkie.botes - 2011-12-20 10:13

      armed medics it should read, the microbus was the ambulance

  • Fenderbender - 2011-12-20 07:52

    "Armed med rob home affairs office" - Realy !! News 24 is spelling not a prerequisite anymore

      Anthony - 2011-12-20 08:09


  • Barry - 2011-12-20 08:02

    Please everyone, be on the lookout for Armed "Meds" - I hear they are very dangerous!

      George - 2011-12-20 08:41

      Now we know where the 10 ambulance drivers went when they all got sick notes from the tradishanal healer (is this ok for you news24 or delete)

      JohnnyBGood - 2011-12-20 10:44

      Hahah, Nice one George

  • Paulus - 2011-12-20 08:06

    The keyboard had a blocked nose..maybe it needs some meds.

      Leon - 2011-12-20 08:18

      Nope, the keyboard has a blocked dose, and I will leave it to your imagination what it was who typed it...

  • mmatau - 2011-12-20 08:17

    interesting headline. pity it doesn't say anything abt 'med'.

  • Rob - 2011-12-20 08:24

    Says something about News 24 readers minset.....Oh hum, just another armed robbery, now let's shift focus to the spelling.

  • Penny - 2011-12-20 08:26

    Wow 16h30! Im impressed that Home Affairs is even open at that time, our local dept closes at 16h00 and sometimes earlier - Government Depts are not known for their long hours...remarkable

  • zain.seedat - 2011-12-20 08:27

    Wait that cant be says this happened at 16:30. Are you telling me that they were open after lunch?????

      Jean - 2011-12-20 17:19

      Maybe they are fast asleep after lunch... graveyard shift

  • Leslie - 2011-12-20 08:34

    All government departments be warned - you need to stop accepting ONLY cash in order to avoid this escalating to other departments. There are huge amounts of cash in the cashiers drawers.

  • Nokwanda - 2011-12-20 08:48

    What the hell is SAPS going on about we all know that they will never make these arrests becaue who knows that some of them were also involved also and will get their cut when the whole job is finished

  • Randy Mongatane - 2011-12-20 09:05

    Ke December boss!!!

  • Servaas - 2011-12-20 09:18

    Hey, I hear there is a new and more hassle free way of robbery and it's called "Identity Theft". So where do you get these identities? Ermmm, home affairs. We'll go in there guns blazing, they won't know what hit them. Schucks, all these papers have one man's identity, the "Reserve Bank" governor.

  • nicosmit - 2011-12-20 09:39

    after 21 break-ins including 1 at gunpoint, with no arrests ever (who knows why they take fingerprints) I am so glad government is now in the same boat. Now they can also install Chub or ADT (since the police are only there to complete claims for insurance), put cctv cameras up and end up with increasing insurance premiums after each robbery. Feel what it's like for people living in this country.

      JohnnyBGood - 2011-12-20 10:49

      Problem is, we foot the bill for these enhanced security measures

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