Zondo Commission reportedly not impacted by disturbing weekend break in

Zondo Commission reportedly not impacted by disturbing weekend break in

- Although two laptops were taken over the weekend from the premises of the Zondo Commission, Monday's hearings will go on

- The Commission's spokesperson confirmed the news that the Commission will not be impacted by the break-in

- It has also been noted that this is not the first incident to occur at the Commission as one of the windows was previously shot at

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Mbuyiselo Stemela, the State Capture Commission spokesperson, confirmed that Monday's hearings will not be impacted by the break-in that occurred over the weekend at the Commission’s offices in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The break-in resulted in the theft of two laptops from different floors of the building.

Itumeleng Mosala, the Commission’s Secretary, expressed concern over the idea that the Commission was being targeted as the burglary was not the first incident.

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Zondo Commission: Not affected by the weekend break in, reports
Reports have revealed that the Zondo Commission will not be impacted by the break-in over the weekend. Image: NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP and PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP
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Reports by SABC News state that one of these incidents involves the library window of the commission’s offices recently being shot at, according to Dr Itumeleng Mosala, Zondo Commission secretary, while speaking to SAFM on Sunday.

There is still no confirmation that the burglary and shooting are linked.

According to Daily Maverick, incidents of and unsolved break-ins have been a common occurrence of the State Capture for years with similar incidents occurring over the past few years.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that sensitive data may have been taken during the break-in. The offices of the State Capture Inquiry have been broken into on Saturday night and a number of laptops were stolen.

According to reports from eNCA, sensitive documents may also have been removed. This is a developing story and an official update from the police and the Zondo Commission is expected.

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Conspiracy theorists have taken to the internet to share their thoughts on what might be the motive and the target of the burglary. Read some of the responses below:

@AdvoBarryRoux said:

"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."

@Pseudonym_X92 wrote:

"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."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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