Police Minister Bheki Cele said he will soon be heading to Malawi to retrieve South African vehicles stolen and smuggled across the border.
“At least 22 000 cars are stolen in South Africa every year, and most of them are taken over our borders to neighbouring countries,” Cele told reporters at a briefing at Tembisa police station in Ekurhuleni.
“Malawi has 300 of these vehicles, many of the cars are stolen from Gauteng,’’ .
He said he was in Mozambique recently, and witnessed stolen luxury vehicles with Gauteng registration numbers on them being driven around in Maputo.
“They do not even change the number plates. 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 authorities there soon to attend to this issue.’’ Cele said.
Reporting by African News Agency