Burglars who broke into Mokonyane’s hotel room still evading police

Some of the items stolen in the incident have been recovered, including TV sets but her iPad and cell phone are still missing.

FILE: Water & Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The burglars who broke into the hotel room of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane in the Eastern Cape are still evading police.

The minister’s room in Mthatha was burgled at the weekend while she was sleeping.

Some of the items stolen in the incident have been recovered, including TV sets but her iPad and cell phone are still missing.

The police’s Marinda Mills says: “It was the security guard who noticed what had happened. He was alerted to the open window and made the minister aware and it was also discovered a TV from another hotel room was also taken.”

There was also a break-in at the office of the Chief Justice at the weekend.

Computers containing the personal information of court officials including judges were stolen.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)