- Republic Monakedi, municipal manager in the Mopani district, was attacked and robbed on 30 December
- It is reported that R5 million of the ANC's funds were stolen during the attack and robbery
- According to a political analyst, this must have been an inside job
The Mopani district's municipal manager, Republic Monakedi, was attacked and robbed at his Polokwane private office.
Monakedi is now recovering in hospital after the attack that happened on the 30th of December, according to a report by SowetanLIVE.
Sources close to the manager claim that about R5 million in cash was stolen during the attack.
However, the police refuse to deny or confirm the amount that was stolen.
Monakedi was with a friend in his office when 5 armed men allegedly entered at about 10 pm. The thieves took their wallets, car keys and cellphones.
Col Moatshe Ngoepe said that while Monakedi's friend was mostly unharmed, the ANC man sustained heavy injuries.
No arrests have been made as of yet.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the money was collected from service providers in Limpopo and would be spent on the ANC's 8 January statement in Durban. It is not clear yet how the money would have been used.
According to Enock Maponya, a political analyst, believes this was an inside job.
There is nobody who could smell that [he's] keeping [that] huge sum of money in his office.
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