FIFA offices burgled over weekend

Police General Bheki Cele confirmed on Tuesday that the FIFA head offices in Johannesburg were burgled...

Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele at the National Press Club in Pretoria on 29 June, 2010. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

Police General Bheki Cele confirmed on Tuesday that the FIFA head offices in <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Johannesburg were burgled over the weekend.

He suspected an inside job because it appeared the culprits were very familiar with the building and its security.

Cele made the announcement at National Press Club briefing in <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Pretoria.

“There was a burglary at the FIFA offices where they took seven replicas of the World Cup and some sweaters and we suspect it was people who are very familiar with the environment,” he said.