Office of the Chief Justice burgled

Fifteen computers have been stolen from the office of the chief justice on Saturday morning.

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng defends a speech he gave in Stellenbosch last week about religion and the law during a news conference in Johannesburg on 4 June 2014. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG – The office of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has issued a statement detailing a burglary in which 15 computers were stolen in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The spokesperson for the Republic of South Africa Judiciary Nathi Mncube says the stolen computers contain important information about judges and officials.

The burglary has been reported to the police.

The crime took place at the Midrand offices where the human resources and facilities units are located.

Mncube says the incident constitute a huge setback for the entire administration of the justice.

“I can confirm that there was a break in at the office of the chief justice. I must indicate that this is the
administration wing of the office, which is located in Midrand. The police have informed us that they are currently investigating the matter, with the view to have the perpetrators arrested.”