In Summary

  • The burglary came just about two weeks after a $15 million heist at the OR Tambo International Airport.
  • The Acting National Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, has ordered a thorough investigation into the break-in.
  • ANC has called on law enforcement agencies to ensure that the criminals were dealt with.

PRETORIA

South Africa’s Office of the Chief of Justice (OCJ) was on Saturday broken into and 15 computers containing the personal information of 250 judges stolen.

Thieves broke into the Chief Juctice’s offices in Johannesburg and took the computers from the human resources unit.

The burglary came just about two weeks after a $15 million heist at the OR Tambo International Airport.

Spokesperson for the Chief Justice Nathi Mncube said the break-in was a major setback for the country’s highest judicial office.

“The stolen computers contain important information about judges and officials of the OCJ and their removal constitutes a huge setback for the entire administration of the justice,” Mr Mncube said.

The Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said the burglary must be viewed in a very serious light and urged the police to ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

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