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MBABANE – They normally arrest people who forcefully break into people’s houses but this time, they were the ones who allegedly committed the very same offence they always fight against’.

This is what police stationed at Malkerns Police Station allegedly  did when they turned what was supposed to be a raid to a literal break-in into shebeen king’s room and confiscated beer bottles chilling in fridges as well as the fridges during raid carried out at Mahlanya next to the royal kraal.

The law enforcers allegedly broke into tenant’s flat, whom they suspected to be selling alcohol at his home.
The man, who identified himself as malume Sipho, detailed how they watched in bemusement as a small ‘army’  of police officers (about eight in number), some in uniform while others were plain clothed,  vandalised a flat within his compound located at Mahlanya.

 Narrating the ordeal Sipho informed the Times SUNDAY that the police came to his house and searched it thoroughly and found that he did not have any alcohol in the house. He said being raided by the police was a norm as they always accused him of selling beers at his home. He said on this particular day, he did not have any and the police could not find any beer in his house.

“The officers then made a beeline to my nephew Lindo’s flat, found the windows open and peeped inside.
They saw two fridges in the room and asked why the tenant needed two fridges before they proceeded to tear out the lock and vandalising the door in order to gain entry.”
He said the police confiscated all the beer they found in one of the fridges and also took both the fridges they found there, including the other one filled with food.

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