OCJ burglary: Commissioner says police are working around the clock


The Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, said the investigation into the burglary at the Office of the Chief Justice would be thoroughly investigated, adding that no stone would be left unturned.

The burglary took place in the early hours on Saturday morning, where 15 computers were stolen. Phahlane explained that a multidisciplinary team led by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner of Crime Detection in Gauteng, Major General Mary Motsepe, has been appointed to expedite the processing of the crime scene.

Everybody views the break-in as an attack on the South African judiciary, and the pressure is now on to establish who orchestrated this crime.

"We condemn in the strongest terms this unfortunate incident; we have assembled a team of detectives to process the investigation. The team is working around the clock with a view to bring the perpetrators of this crime to book," said Phahlane.

The big question that has been bandied about though, is how this kind of crime was allowed to happen at such an important institution.

The Acting National Commissioner is expected to sanction a security assessment for the purposes of advising on the enhancement of security at the offices.