Grenades stolen outside Pretoria

2012-07-04 15:20

Johannesburg - About 70 military hand grenades were stolen on Wednesday near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, Eyewitness News (EWN) reported.

The grenades were on the back of a bakkie at a petrol station on the N1. They were being transported to the Wallmansthal military base in Pretoria.

A police officer said they were searching for thieves who stole two crates containing 35 grenades each. Three crates were stolen. One was discovered in a nearby field.

Apparently the driver and his assistant arrived at the station at about 05:00 and were resting at the time of the robbery.

Police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said an official statement would be released soon.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:22

    The Young Lions are planning attacks. The SAPS must arrest them all and deport those tsotsis back to the Congo!!!

      rbphiri - 2012-07-04 16:01

      70 missing military hand grenades equals 70 bombed ATMS or an early christmas for extreme right wing activists.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 16:03

      Why so much hate Vhonks? Is it because I'm black?

      Sharon - 2012-07-04 16:11

      the soldiers driving the bakkie must face court marshall,looking at the sandf these grenades were probably sold

      James - 2012-07-04 16:25

      Stolen or soled? The question remains. How do you transport these in an unsecure vehicle?

      nrgx.nrg - 2012-07-04 16:28

      Firstly, why the HELL are crates of grenades being transported in the back of a bakkie. And second, how can the "officers" rest at a garage knowing full well that the grenades are in the open. this all seems fishy to me!

      downwiththeANC - 2012-07-04 16:31

      who left these hand grenades lying around

      Sharon - 2012-07-04 16:34

      moslem jihad - definately a moslem jihad

      Squeegee - 2012-07-04 16:48

      Reality Check! These are not explosive hand grenades. More like flares. Still a huge mess up by Denel.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-04 16:48

      Apparently the driver and his assistant arrived at the station at about 05:00 and were resting at the time of the robbery. In other words, they were sleeping on duty. Simple - court martial without pension. 100 years ago they might have been shot.

      fanie.gerber.98 - 2012-07-04 17:11

      @ squeegee.pilot - nowhere is it stated that these are stun grenades, or similar

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-04 17:19

      PS - will News24 PLEASE get their crime reporting correct. Robbery involves the use of a weapon or the threat of force. This is a case of straight forward theft and definitely not a robbery!

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:23

    What is the ANCYL going to do with those grenades? What is their intention?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:32

      collen, I'm bit right

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-07-04 15:33

      No ATM is safe, not even in the Western Cape.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:44

      shengeboy, but Malema can stand up on stage in front of the masses and sing songs about killing whites? That's pretty serious too, wouldn't you say ???

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:24

    the driver and assitant driver were "resting" at the time of the robbery?? I think that's just inviting the criminals to come do their jobs. This is organised. ARREST THEM !!!

      rbphiri - 2012-07-04 16:02

      They BLEW it when they fell asleep.

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-04 15:29

    What do you do when a tsotsi throws a grenade at you.....pull the pin and throw it back...

      E=MC2 - 2012-07-04 15:31

      hahahahahaha!!!!!! Nice :-)

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:33

      BAWAHAHAHA, I'll remember that during the next DA march to Cosatu

  • E=MC2 - 2012-07-04 15:30


  • connie.mlonyeni - 2012-07-04 15:31

    ATMs watch out!

  • robin.oelofsen - 2012-07-04 15:31

    'and were resting at the time of the robbery'...lets call a spade a spade. They were sleeping weren't they?

      merven.halo - 2012-07-05 07:55

      More likely selling them and use the 'resting' as an excuse.

  • lindokzn - 2012-07-04 15:33

    This is really scary, i have heard enough of their usage by the Al-Shabaab in bombing Kenya. SAPS should not rest without finding where they are at for the safety of the innocents.

  • abel.lecheko - 2012-07-04 15:33

    sell them to me i want to blow news 24 comments

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:34

      just blow Malema rather. Him UP, I mean

      Stille - 2012-07-04 15:36

      so you blow a lot of comments eh? much fishlips?

  • vmeiring1 - 2012-07-04 15:36

    Wow, now what do we call our military? And grenades unlocked on the back of a bakkie at a filling station??? And left unguarded??? Wonder if these monks are called soldiers?

  • ThinkingChick - 2012-07-04 15:37

    Never mind who has them - that will become apparent soon enough - the question is why on earth were they being transported in a bakkie?

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-04 15:40

    Can every one relax! these thieves probably didn't even know they were stealing grenades....

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:46

      LOL, yeah right! So they don't know what they are stealing, but oh hell, might as well steal 3 crates of unknown, instead of 1. Duh!

      shengeboy - 2012-07-04 15:53

      Brad,they knwe very well.inside info...

      Tommo - 2012-07-04 15:58

      I agree with bardy. They probably got one hell of å fright when they opened the boxes. I reckon we will find the crates in some field somewhere...

      rbphiri - 2012-07-04 16:37

      Hahaha are you sure you don't have the 70 missing grenades, causing you BLOWING things out of proportion. No idiot would carry all those crates if they didn't know what they were carrying, unless they have a fetish for crates. This is an inside job. guards sleeping out of the blue??? and never felt the crates being removed??? very suspicious I tell you! as we comment those grenades are being sold on the black market.

      frankflower - 2012-07-04 17:20

      O PUH-LEASE!!! What are you on?

      FANNYDNA - 2012-07-04 19:32

      sure but now they r going to sell them or booooooooooommm mzansi.

  • michael.a.devilliers - 2012-07-04 15:43

    Expect a spike in cash and transit robberies soon - and those two officers should be held responsible. Probably in cahoots with the thieves. Is the SANDF such a joke that they transport hand grenades on the back of a bakkie?

  • shengeboy - 2012-07-04 15:47

    & how did they find out about the hand grenades? is it a co incidence that they were stolen while the driver was "resting" ??? i smell a rat... this is an inside info,& i must say,its well planned.thats how guns spread up in the locations

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-04 15:52

      So you agree the grenades are on their way to the 'locations' ??? I smell ANCYL arming the youth

      hilton.haley - 2012-07-04 17:00

      This does sound like a inside job,eesh we were eating our chicken feet with gogo when wenna the explosives she is running away,these guys wanted it transported on a pick up and then they use the same old african logic eesh we never saw anything and we don't even know what she is doing.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-07-04 15:48

    If the government cant even be ashamed at such occurences, they should atleast worry about how easy it'll be for groups staging a coup to acquire arms if they continue like this...

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-04 15:51

    Only in Africa. The guardians of military high explosives were 'resting'. Hell this country is pathetic. Common thieves outwit our soldiers, or is there more to this than meets the eye?

  • Gavin - 2012-07-04 15:58

    f me, does anyone know where the mr. delivery van with the nuclear warheads on it is ??

  • charles.gregory.7906 - 2012-07-04 16:01

    Those guys will be dealt with severly believe me as well as their commander who allowed it to be transported in that way, you can't judge the army on those 2 idiots behaviour we are about 60000 and it never hapens

  • vanzyld - 2012-07-04 16:32

    I don't know what you are debating about. The ANC has made it clear that there are to be no standards in anything in ZA since standards are racist. Sleep well, Comrades. May your futures be explosive.

  • keigan.hart - 2012-07-04 16:34

    Why the f**k are grenades being transported on the back of a bakkie? My word, the idiots that run our military these days!

  • clive.wannenburg - 2012-07-04 16:54

    WTF how could this even happen? in the SADF ammo and weapons were carried in secure vehicles and armed escourt. not to mention we never filled up at local fuel stations. were the drives getting a pie and coke when this happened really sounds fishy to me.

  • fanie.gerber.98 - 2012-07-04 17:08

    ..Uhm transporting explosives on the back of a bakkie is an offense....

  • Davidm - 2012-07-04 17:08

    its a pity cuz it cn fit in ur big mouth lol.

  • nim.ngw - 2012-07-04 17:08

    lol man, is dis a joke??? Awa ka nnete how do transport such thngs on a bakkie?? Nd u rest wher the criminals hapens to b?? Nd for sum reasn dey knw wat was bng transported???

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-07-04 18:35

    I smell a 'rat'.....

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-07-04 19:30

    Stolen or sold?

  • gary.rheeder - 2012-07-05 18:06

    How THICK do you need to be to qualify for the military now?

      Petrus van der Walt - 2013-10-06 12:05

      An I.Q. not higher than the commander which is at about 10.

  • gary.rheeder - 2012-07-05 18:11

    How THICK do you need to be now in order to join the military?

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