ANC condemns crooks who stole rifles from SANDF military base

ANC condemns crooks who stole rifles from SANDF military base

The ANC has reacted to the looting of an SANDF base on Tuesday, condemning the act. 19 automatic rifles had been stolen from Lyttelton Tek Base, leaving the army answering for the embarrassing incident.

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The ruling party has condemned the 'act of criminality' that saw crooks stealing numerous assault rifles from the SANDF.

Briefly.co.za reported that 19 automatic rifles were stolen during a break-in at the Lyttelton Tek Base on Tuesday.

In response to the incident, ANC whip Thabo Mmutle issued the following statement:

"It is horrific to imagine the safety of the public when there are dangerous warfare weapons on the streets, as this poses a serious safety risk to citizens and leaves much to be desired about the security of the republic."

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Nevertheless, Mmutle welcomed that suspects had been taken in for questioning over the incident, with speculation rife that it had been an inside job.

Mmutle said it would approach the defence portfolio committee to investigate the robbery:

"As a country, we cannot afford a scenario where criminals go to the extent of undermining the integrity of our defence force."

The Democratic Alliance's Kobus Marais had condemned the incident, also highlighting concerns for the safety of Mzansi and slamming the outrageous security at the base.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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