IT IS asserted that hooligans have been utilizing muthi to make them undetectable to take food and garments from grocery stores.
Be that as it may, their karma abandoned Sunday, 7 November when they were bust at a store in Verulam, north of Durban, in spite of having utilized the muthi. Response Unit South Africa representative Prem Balram said the two suspects, a man and a lady, had a place with a posse that worked over ends of the week.
He said officials tracked down a container of muthi attached to the lady's midriff and a jug attached to the man's arm.
"They were captured by individuals from Reaction Unit South Africa. A man (45) from KwaMashu and a lady (42) from Umlazi were captured inside a store where they were dropped off by a silver dark VW Polo. The driver of the vehicle and one more suspect figured out how to escape," he said.
Balram said before in the week, officials circled CCTV pictures of the suspects to staff at stores they were probably going to target.
"On Sunday, the Reaction Unit activities focus got data from grocery store staff that the suspects were inside the store. Officials captured the suspects with a few high worth things that were taken," he said.
Balram said they were recognized as the suspects looked for in a few robbery cases in the Durban region.
He said when they were met, the suspects said the head honcho of their group took them to a sangoma in Umlazi who furnished them with muthi that would make them imperceptible to law requirement.
He said they admitted they would get back to a get point with taken products and afterward move to another store.
"The taken merchandise were then disseminated to stores willing to address a small portion of the cost for the taken things."
KZN police representative Colonel Thembeka Mbele affirmed two suspects were captured.
Sangoma Makhosi Snegugu "Nyoni Yezulu" Mgobhozi said there were izangoma who might give criminals muthi to make them imperceptible.
She said: "After some time, the muthi out of nowhere quits working. At times, their precursors give the muthi power however quit giving it backing and you get found out."
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