THE GAUTENG police are investigating a business robbery following a burglary at the offices of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture on Saturday.
On Sunday, Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza confirmed that they were investigating a business robbery but said details would be released at a later stage after police had completed their investigations.
Kweza was reacting to reports that unknown people broke into the offices of the Zondo Commission on Saturday night and removed various items, including laptops containing vital information.
Cope national spokesperson Dennis Bloem said his party was not surprised by the burglary at the Zondo Commission offices, saying “this is the work of those thieves who have looted the country over the past 10 years”.
“This is part of their strategy to intimidate Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo not to continue with the work of the commission,” Bloem said.
He also said his party was calling upon the police to beef up security around Justice Zondo and the commission’s entire operations..
“These looters are very desperate to conceal the truth and they will do whatever they can to disrupt the work of the Zondo Commission,” Bloem said
Zondo Commission spokesperson Mbuyiselo Stemela confirmed on Sunday that their offices were broken into but could not give finer details of the incident.
Investigations are on-going.