SAPS van set alight in Muldersdrift after officers try confiscating alcohol

This after officers tried to confiscate alcohol from the establishment, which was operating illegally.

It’s understood the police responded to a complaint about a shebeen that was still open during the early hours of Saturday, in contravention of the lockdown curfew. Picture: SA Police Service/Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - A police van has been set alight by community members at a shebeen in Muldersdrift, west of Johannesburg.

This after officers tried to confiscate alcohol from the establishment, which was operating illegally.

It’s understood the police responded to a complaint about a shebeen that was still open during the early hours of Saturday, in contravention of the lockdown curfew.

On arrival, two officers became victims of a violent mob after patrons allegedly attacked them and torched the state vehicle.

Public order police arrived and arrested the owner of the unlicensed liquor outlet.

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