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By unknown | Feb 07, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Riot Hlatshwayo

Riot Hlatshwayo

An Mpumalanga granny fears she might not receive her monthly pension after her handbag containing her identity book and grant money she had just received from a pension pay point was stolen during a burglary at her house.

Grace Mkansi, 63, says all she wants is for the thieves to return her ID. She has begged that it "just be thrown into my yard" at Hluvukani, near Manyeleti Game Reserve, where the burglary took place last week.

She was asleep when the incident happened. She only discovered the next morning that the house had been broken into.

"I woke up in the morning only to find the window wide open and thought I might have forgotten to close it the previous night, but a closer inspection showed that someone had forced it open," says Mkansi.

"My concern is the ID inside the bag because it obviously will be very difficult for me to obtain another one because we always hear about people complaining that the department responsible is troublesome," says Mkansi.

"I am pleading with the thief or thieves to bring the ID back."

Mhala police spokesman Robert Makhubele confirmed the police were investigating a case of housebreaking.


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