A huge number of potatoes dumped illegally beside the R50 road in Bromberg

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On Wednesday (17 Jan) night around 9pm, officers from EMPD Bromberg Precinct patrolling on R50 provincial road that connects Gauteng with Mpumalanga, met with the scary sight of dozens of local people helping themselves to potatoes lying on the side of the road. Apparently, the thousands of loose potatoes were deliberately and illegally dumped. The officers were concerned about the safety of the people picking up the potatoes next to a provincial road at that hour of the night.

Another concern was that although on the surface the dumped potatoes showed no sign of being bad, a health risk could be lurking as it is evident they would be cooked and consumed. Investigations are underway to trace persons responsible for this illegal dumping as well as reasons for the careless disposal of the goods on the side of the road.