South African Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday he would soon be coming to Malawi to retrieve vehicles which were stolen in the rainbow nation.

Cele

According to him, Malawi has a total of 300 cars which were stolen from South Africa.

”At least 22,000 cars are stolen in South Africa every year, and most of them are taken over our borders to neighbouring countries. Malawi has 300 of these vehicles; many of the cars are stolen from Gauteng,” Cele told reporters at a briefing at Tembisa police station in Ekurhuleni.

Cele said he has been in Mozambique recently, and witnessed stolen luxury vehicles with Gauteng registration numbers still on them driven around in Maputo.

”They do not even change the number plates there … I wont tell you who drives them, but I can tell you that a lot of the stolen Gauteng cars are being driven freely in the streets of Maputo with no problem. I will be meeting with authorities there soon to attend to this issue.”

He briefed media on progress made regarding robbery investigations across South Africa.

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