Police warn members not to carry large amounts of cash during the festive season
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Police in KwaZulu Natal say members of the public are cautioned not to carry large amounts of cash during this festive period.
Police spokesperson, Major Colonel Thulani Zwane, says citizens should consider other options including carrying as little cash as possible and consider making use of cellphone banking and internet transfers to pay accounts or ATMs to conduct banking.
Zwane says the police are concerned after recent incidents where people are robbed of their cash or even injured in the process. This guidance has been issued to prevent such incidents in future.
Zwane added that they are warning all stokvel members to take extra precautions when dealing with large amounts of cash as these types of cases are very prevalent during the festive season when members are sharing money among stokvel members.