“SSA Behind The Burglary At Chief Justice Office” – DA Chief Whip

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

About 15 computers were stolen containing sensitive information, including the personal details of the country’s judges.

Democratic Alliance Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says he’s standing by his statement that State Security Minister David Mahlobo was behind the burglary at Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s offices after high-profile cases were heard last week.

Early on Saturday morning, thieves stole 15 computers containing sensitive information, including the personal details of the country’s judges.

On Friday, the High Court in Pretoria ruled that Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment as head of the Hawks was illegal, while the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the social grants matter.

Steenhuisen says the fact this theft came just after Friday’s rulings shows there must be a political motive at work. He says his money would be on Mahlobo as the person responsible. But the African National Congress’ Zizi Kodwa says Steenhuisen shouldn’t jump to judgment.

Other groups are now calling for a completely independent investigation into the robbery.

Meanwhile, acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane rubbished claims that the State Security minister is behind the incidents.

Speaking on Radio 702 on Xolani Gwala’s morning show, Phahlane said “he was happy with the work of the police force” and urge people not to peddles wrong information around.