- Police Minister Bheki Cele believes that 300 of the cars stolen in South Africa are currently in Malawi
- Cele will personally travel to Malawi to get back these stolen cars
- The Police Minister also says more South African stolen cars are in Mozambique and he will be addressing the issue soon
South Africa's Police Minister Bheki Cele says about 300 of cars stolen from South Africans are in Malawi and other southern African countries.
Cele stated that he plans to travel to Malawi himself and retrieve the stolen cars that were smuggled over the border.
Cele said that about 22 000 vehicles are stolen in SA each year and majority of them are smuggled to African countries.
The Citizen reports that Cele also said that many of the stolen cars are from the Gauteng area.
Cele said when he recently visited Mozambique he noticed luxury cars with Gauteng registration numbers in Maputo - stolen cars. He added that he will meet with the Mozambique authorities over the stolen cars soon.
The Police Minister also addressed CIT heists, saying plans against the CIT heist gangs are intensifying.
Since June, about 42 suspects have been arrested, more than 50 guns and more than 40 explosive devices taken into custody.
Cele also said of the 15 most wanted criminals in SA, 4 has been arrested.
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