A group of armed men dressed as healthcare workers have stolen a huge sum of money from a supermarket in the South African city of Pietermaritzburg.
Local media reported that the men pretended to be Covid-19 health inspectors when they entered Checkers supermarket at the Scottsville Mall. They were seen wearing masks, face shields, gloves and white lab jackets.
The thieves reportedly stole more than 200,000 South African rand ($12,000) from the pension payout point while pensioners were still standing outside. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported following the incident.
However, investigations are under way after Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) destined for three districts in KwaZulu-Natal to aid in the fight against coronavirus went missing earlier this week.