Two police reservists from South Africa have been arrested for being in possession of looted goods during a riot in Gauteng.
Colonel Brenda Muridili, a police spokesperson, said the officers were arrested in Soweto while allegedly dumping goods from a marked police truck while on duty.
Two South African police officers were apprehended while offloading looted items during unrest in the country.
Electric appliances, clothes, groceries, a generator, and sound systems were found in the possession of police personnel stationed at the Protea Glen police station, valued at roughly R90,000.
“Police from Soweto operationalised information received from the Intelligence Coordinating Committee, which led to the arrest of two on-duty reservist constables found in possession of property alleged to have been stolen during the incidents of looting of businesses in Soweto.”
It was further learnt that the officers were among 1,234 people who were taken into custody during the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Muridili said 549 people were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal and 683 in Gauteng.