The new police minister Bheki Cele  is now confronted with the daunting task of protecting the police officers as well as their vehicles.

The victim thought his car would be safe parked outside his workplace.

But on Thursday morning when he knocked off from working night shift, he walked out of the Lenasia Police Station to find that his white Toyota Corolla had been stolen!

He opened a case at the very same police station where he works.

Police spokesman Captain Hector Netshivhodza said police were investigating a case of theft of a motor vehicle. It appears a state vehicle was also tampered with.

Netshivhodza said the officers at the station were traumatised and some had even started taking taxis to work.

“They do not want to have their cars stolen too.

“There is construction work at the station and it has affected our parking space,” said Netshivhodza.

He asked the community to help trace the theft suspects and to protect the police.

“We cannot work in fear. We are made to feel unsafe by the people we protect,” he said.

“There is no security at police stations, but police management is working on a plan to ensure that there is security at the stations.”

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