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A reported R50m in foreign currency missing from SSA
The Hawks are investigating after the money went missing between Christmas night and Boxing Day.
JOHANNESBURG – The Hawks are investigating the theft of a large amount of money from the State Security Agency's offices in Pretoria East, where a reported R50 million in foreign currency went missing between Christmas night and Boxing Day.
The agency has confirmed a large amount of money has been stolen from its headquarters, but declined to disclose the exact amount - only confirming that it involves foreign currency.
The State Security Agency is responsible for monitoring domestic and foreign threats to South Africa, raising concern over this incident.
The agency’s spokesperson Brian Dube says “AN undisclosed amount of money was stolen from our head offices in Pretoria. The Hawks are leading an investigation into the matter. We hope to make arrests soon, so that we can bring these people to book.”
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)