- The office of the State Capture Inquiry has reportedly been broken into and equipment stolen
- It has not yet been confirmed if sensitive data relating to the Zondo Commission was taken
- Social media users shared their theories on who perpetrated the burglary and what the target was
The offices of the State Capture Inquiry have been broken into on Saturday night and a number of laptops were stolen.
Conspiracy theorists have taken to the internet to share their thoughts on what might be the motive and the target of the burglary.
"Just when Cyril Ramaphosa was about to testify, there’s a burglary at the State Capture Inquiry office in Parktown. What a mystery! With the level of corruption in South Africa, I doubt if the files would be recovered on the cloud."
"The thieves who broke into the State Capture Inquiry office in Parktown wanted Lucky Montana's affidavit, he told you guys on Friday that ANC is killing this country and you didn't want to believe him."
"Here are some of the parts to Lucky Montana’s opening statement at The State Capture Commission. This is what the commission is deliberately trying to hide and ensure Mr Montana doesn’t speak about.
1- Biased Commission
2- Popo Molefe & Pravin
3- The notion of State Capture"
"Lucky Montana's testimony exposed SA Fence & Gate, Werksmans Attorneys and Popo Molefe. Cyril Ramaphosa was due to appear next week. Thandi Modise to appear tomorrow. Duku Duku a burglary happens at the #StateCaptureInquiry? Definitely not a coincidence ."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Norma Mngoma originally volunteered to testify at the State Capture Commission but now reportedly risks facing criminal charges if she doesn’t.
The estranged wife of former Cabinet minister Malusi Gigaba surprised the Commission on Tuesday when she revealed she would no longer be testifying against her soon-to-be ex-husband.
Mngoma's lawyer expressed concerns on behalf of his client that the Commission had mishandled her case. However, evidence leader Anton Myburg revealed that he wants her subpoenaed.
In other news, ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte directs blame at ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule for leaking recordings of her while attending high-level ANC meetings.
Duarte, while also bringing into consideration the independence of judges, can be heard in the audio clip claiming that a "solution" should be found for former president Jacob Zuma as he did not want to appear before the State Capture Inquiry.
"As officials of the ANC, we have an absolute right to voice my opinion [sic]. They chose selectively a few words. To me, snooping is a very disgusting science, but it's used by people and it's used for a particular emphasis," claimed Duarte while in an interview.
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