Four times robbers made off with stokvel cash this festive season

Woman robbed of her stokvel money

According to a Witbank News report, in October 2018, a woman was robbed at her home after receiving her share of stokvel savings.

The woman runs a small tuck shop from her home, which she shares with two daughters. 

When armed robbers stormed her house, they demanded the stokvel money specifically.

Robbers steal R200,000

In the first week of December 2018, the Lowvelder reported on a women’s group that lost R200,000 after three knife-wielding thieves robbed them.

The women had gathered at the treasurer’s house to count the money before sharing it. The robbers arrived during the count and threatened the helpless women, one of whom was stabbed.

“We screamed for help and community members came to assist in chasing after the suspects. The suspects fled to a nearby mountain,” said a stokvel member.

The robbers dropped R15,000 in their hurried escape, but the rest of the cash has not been found.

Police are investigating.

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