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Replicas of world cup stolen in SA

Discussion in 'Sports' started by mayenga, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. mayenga

    mayenga JF-Expert Member

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    World Cup replicas stolen in South Africa

    2010-06-30 03:10:00

    Seven World Cup replica trophies and team garments were stolen from a FIFA venue here, South African police said.
    Seven replicas of the FIFA trophy and several garments were stolen, and the case is being investigated, police chief Bheki Cele was quoted as saying by Prensa Latina.

    Meanwhile, the residence of Police Vice Minister Fikile Mbalula was robbed and expensive electronic equipment was stolen. Mbalula is one of the top officials in charge of security.
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    Fifa World Cup trophy
    World Cup trophies stolen from FIFA's office in South Africa SpecialBy Samuel Okocha.

    Thieves on Monday broke into FIFA's temporary headquarters in the South African city of Johannesburg and made off with replica trophies meant for the Soccer City final in the city on July 11.

    A football website, had reported that the Police in Johannesburg have confirmed replica World Cup trophies have been stolen from FIFA's temporary headquarters.
    "Six replicas of the World Cup trophy were stolen and they also took about two dresses and other common materials and so on," Voice of Nigeria's correspondent in South Africa, Collins Atohengbe confirmed to
    According to him "the Police chief, Bheki Cele said the robbery incident at the FIFA headquaters was embarrassing and that efforts would be made to arrest the culprits.''
    Speaking in a phone interview, he said the South African government has placed a huge premium on security since the World Cup started.
    "You will hardly walk 500 meters without seeing police patrol around …and you can not drive into the stadium area if you don't have an accreditation and if you are not an official. So these are some of the things the government has done to make sure the security is tight and high"
    South Africa has had reported cases of thefts since the World Cup began and it appears the Police are not leaving anything to chance.
    "Only on Monday police shot two robbers and arrested four of them at a place not too far from the soccer city and that's bad enough," Atohengbe said.
    He said the robbery cases, even though disturbing, have however not affected their excitement of visitors and tourists.
    "There is a feeling that quite a number of people will be dissatisfied, but even at that, that has not removed the fun of visiting South Africa for the first time,'' the senior correspondent said with conviction.

    The police also confirmed that 316 people, 207 of South African origin, have been arrested for World Cup-related crimes since the start of the tournament.