File: South African Reserve Bank.
JOHANNESBURG - The Reserve Bank is warning that stained banknotes, probably stolen from ATMs during the recent looting, have no value.
ATMs are equipped with technology to stain banknotes in the case of theft.
This defaces the banknotes so that they carry no monetary value for people who rob ATMs.
The central bank is urging members of the public not to accept such banknotes and to report them.