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Cops warn about stokvel crimes

2012-12-05 11:08

Johannesburg - Police warned the public about stokvels on Wednesday, after two people were killed in incidents involving the rotating credit societies.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the members of a stokvel in Soweto were gathering to share money in a house on Tuesday when five robbers entered.

One of the robbers struck the owner of the house, a man in his 40s, in the head with a spade, killing him.

The 10 members of the stokvel were then robbed of all their money.

Fight

The other stokvel incident occurred between two male members.

The two had a fight when the stokvel was meeting and the one stabbed the other to death.

The alleged killer is known to police but has not yet been apprehended.

"We are appealing to those who are involved in a stokvel: we know this is a time for them to share this money, to ask the bank to divide the money and deposit it into their accounts," Makhubela said.

He said this would protect the stokvel members from disputes as well as robberies which police suspected were secretly organised from within the stokvels.

Comments
  • raymond.billson - 2012-12-05 11:33

    it is tragic that the one feeds off the other.

  • fedup.victim - 2012-12-05 11:44

    lots of this type of scheme in operation at Durban Premier Foods.

  • flynn.govender - 2012-12-05 12:07

    It is good way to save money but why don't these people go to a bank, open separate bank account which will be a savings account and advise the bank to automatically take out from one account and deposit into the saving account. This will solve all these problems. The banks need to educate these people

  • msika.gama.5 - 2012-12-05 12:12

    Why not ask the bank to devide the money and deposit it in their accounts?

  • gladness.xaba - 2012-12-05 16:12

    Darkie steal from darkie

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