Police Commissioner to address robbery at Office of the Chief Justice

Police Commissioner to address robbery at Office of the Chief Justice

Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane is set to brief the media on Wednesday on the break-in at the Office of the Chief Justice over the weekend.

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The break-in took place a day after the Constitutional Court judgement on the social grant debacle. Thieves fled with 15 computers from the Chief Justice's HR department.

The computers, that were housed in an office on the second floor of the building in Midrand, contains personal information about judges and judicial officers.

Eyebrows were also raised when two men also broke into the home of former Social Development director general, Zane Dangor and the phone of Black Sash lawyer, Geoff Budlender was stolen.

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Political parties, including the ANC, and various civil rights organisations have expressed concern about the robbery - describing it as a direct attack on the judiciary.

Phahlane appointed a senior detective to lead the multi-unit team with police under pressure to bring the culprits to book.

"Our team comprises detectives, forensic analysis experts as well as crime intelligence experts," says police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe.

She says the team has been tasked with studying and analysing the crime scene and to come up with a plan on how to proceed. 

The team is led by Gauteng Deputy Police Commissioner Major General Mary Motsepe.

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