#CrimeStats | ‘My car was stolen from a police station’

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#CrimeStats | ‘My car was stolen from a police station’

Bongani Makamu recalls the trauma of simply trying to open a case with the SAPS

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Hijacking victim Bongani Makamu was turned away from the police station at least three times, and when his car was eventually recovered, the police managed to lose it again.

His tale of being sent from pillar to post is one of many, but police say South Africans have no idea how underresourced and overextended they are.

Makamu, who was hijacked and assaulted while travelling to his Tembisa home on Gauteng’s East Rand – one of the most violent areas in the country, according to crime stats released on Thursday – is yet to see justice...

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