Foreigners from 13 countries nabbed by SA cops

2015-09-29 12:05
Police commissioner General Riah Phiyega (File, Tammy Petersen, News24)

Police commissioner General Riah Phiyega (File, Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town - Foreign nationals from 13 countries have been tracked down by police for committing crimes in South Africa, National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega said on Tuesday.

"The SAPS crime intelligence has tracked foreign nationals from 13 countries that have contributed to various types of crimes," she told Parliament's portfolio committee on police, during the release of the 2014/15 crime statistics.

She said these countries were Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Somalia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Congo, Tanzania, Bulgaria, Malawi and China.

"When you look at the statistics’ performances of Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and partly Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, you understand pressures on policing,” she said.

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