- 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
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.
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.
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:
"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."
"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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