South Africa minister robbed, guns stolen from bodyguards

05:49 PM | 9 Nov, 2023
South Africa minister robbed, guns stolen from bodyguards
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Authorities in South Africa have reported a "unprecedented incident" in which a government minister was robbed and her bodyguards' guns were stolen.

According to authorities, the incident happened on Monday while Sindisiwe Chikunga, the minister of transportation, was driving on a highway south of Johannesburg.

The minister's automobile was stopped by spikes puncturing its tyres, which allowed the thieves to steal goods from the occupants, according to ministry of transportation.

It further stated that the minister and her security came out of the situation "unharmed and safe."

Two South African Police Service (SAPS) firearms and personal possessions were taken by the criminals, according to police spokesman Athlenda Mathe.

"After this extraordinary incident, a manhunt has been initiated to apprehend those involved," stated Mathe.

South Africa is frequently cited as one of the most hazardous nations outside of war zones due to its lengthy history of violent crime.

In the 62 million-person nation, police reported over 500 robberies and over 70 homicides per day between April and June of this year, according to official figures. 

Authorities have come under fire for allegedly neglecting to protect crime victims and get justice for them.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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