December 9, 2023

South Africa: Rugby World Cup trophy intact after burglary attack

The South African Rugby Union has clarified that the William Webb Ellis trophy that the country recently won in France is safe after its offices were raided by burglars.

Local reports say the burglary occurred at an office complex in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, where the rugby union is located.

South Africa won the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after the Springboks defeated New Zealand in the final and toured the country with the shining gold trophy.

The reports added that the thieves stole five signed jerseys and eight laptops from the office, while taking 60 other laptops from another office in the building.

The Monday evening burglary was captured on surveillance cameras and has been shared on social media.

Police in the Western Cape have encouraged the public to report any information concerning the suspects’ whereabouts.

Recall that the country’s Police Minister, Bheki Cele, recently declared that criminals have declared war on South Africans as the crime rates hit record levels.

The declaration came after South Africa’s transport minister was robbed at gunpoint in a shocking attack.

Beki Cele however, stressed that criminals have taken the war to the police; therefore, it’s no use taking a step back.

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