No headway on computer theft from CJ's offices
It has been almost 27 months, and yet there is still no arrest after 15 computers were stolen from the Office of the Chief Justice in Midrand.
The computers were stolen in March 2017 and, at the time, then-acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane said the computers were taken from the HR department and contained sensitive information about the country's judges.
Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters reportedly told News24 that the case was still under investigation by the provincial investigating unit. She said there were no updates, adding that no one had been arrested.
In October 2017, charges against a man initially believed to be the mastermind behind the break-in were dropped in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. This, after the office of the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions declined to prosecute Nkosinathi Msimango.
The report adds this is not the only break-in which occurred at institutions in SA.
A few days after the break-in at the Chief Justice's Office, robbers stole computers from the Helen Suzman Foundation's offices in Johannesburg. Similar break-ins took place at the Hawks and at the office of the NDPP.
The break-in at the Hawks' office in Pretoria occurred at the beginning of July 2017. The burglars targeted the HR, finance and supply chain departments, and stole computers.
The Hawks said at the time that there were no signs of forced entry.
Access cards are required to enter the area that was targeted.
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