New low in crime

Thugs have become so desperate that they are now targeting their grandparents.

Thugs have become so desperate that they are now targeting their grandparents.

Hundreds of pensioners in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, were left stranded and confused this week after fake money was stashed in pension pay-point machines.

Scores of elderly men and women returned home empty-handed and hungry after the scam was exposed.

There is suspicion that people employed by the private company that maintains the pay-point machines were in collusion with a crime syndicate.

This is unforgivable.

The police need to intensify their investigations and arrest the culprits.

Pensioners do not deserve this heartlessness. They should be treated with respect.

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