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Missing: Hawks' super-spy surveillance machine

The Star newspaper this morning has reported that members of the state security agency, the Hawks are trying to find out who controls a machine known as the 'Grabber'.

The two missing 'super-spy' surveillance machines can apparently access cellphone networks and jam the network's signals.

According to the reports, the machines, which are only meant to be used by the security agency, have been missing for months and are believed to be in the hands of private citizens who obtained them illegally.

Stephen Grootes spoke with Hawks' spokesperson, Solomon Makgale about these missing machines:

This item we have managed to find is very dangerous in the wrong hands. With it, they can be able to intercept phone calls , sms's, Whatsapp and such. With it they can even jam the cellphone networks and remotely control your cellphone. We're glad we have it in our hands now but we believe there is another one out there.

Solomon Makgale, Hawks' spokesperson

Listen to the full conversation below:

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