State security compromised after robbery at Pretoria offices

State security compromised after robbery at Pretoria offices

A break-in at the Pretoria offices of the State Security Agency has resulted in the theft of classified documents and an undisclosed amount of money in both local and foreign currency.

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The theft is believed to be an inside job as the alleged criminals 'walked' into a safe at the offices. CCTV caught the thieves who did not need to break a window or a lock to gain access.

Briefly.co.za learned that the security guards who were on duty were not at the posts at the time of the 'robbery'.

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.
Source: UGC

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“The premises are secured, it’s a national key point and highest standards of security apply. There are CCTV cameras in the building and on the floor.
“There was no forced entry, just like the previous robbery. Money and classified documents are kept in a vault. It’s obviously an inside job,” said a former SSA official.

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“It’s an inside job. The safe where the money was in is a combination safe, meaning the individual had to know the code to open it.
“They also only took about R145000,” said a Hawks member close to the investigation.

Some believe that this robbery was staged to discredit State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo as President Cyril Ramaphosa is believed to be preparing for a cabinet reshuffle according to iol.co.za.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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