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Mbalula: Dutch tourists ‘follow home' robbery threatens tourism

Mbalula says the criminals did not succeed in tarnishing the reputation of the country.

FILE: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has promised to find the criminals who robbed 36 Dutch tourists in Fourways.

The group's bus was stopped by a man in police uniform driving a SAPS vehicle along with five plainclothes accomplices.

The men took valuables and travel documents from the bus.

Mbalula says this crime is being investigated with urgency as it threatens tourism.

“Given the seriousness of what has happened two days ago, I have instructed that a team of senior, seasoned detectives forming part of the national investigation unit under the leadership of major general Pitso Ramatsoele to conduct this investigation.”

Mbalula says the criminals did not succeed in tarnishing the reputation of the country.

“They’ve gone back home and some of them have promised that maybe after a year they will come back and so on. And they are not deterred because the criminals would have been victorious.”

The group of tourists has now returned to OR Tambo International Airport and will board their flight back to the Netherlands later on Tuesday.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)

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