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Inside job suspected at Malema office burglary

By Charl Bosch - Jul 30, 2015
Inside job suspected at Malema office burglary

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have opened a criminal case at a Cape Town police station after party leader Julius Malema’s Parliamentary office was burgled yesterday afternoon, in what is believed to be an inside job.

“When the EFF Parliamentary support staff arrived at the office, they found the door locks had been changed and doors left opened, and private / confidential files containing information of the EFF are missing,” party Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

He stated that the majority of the documents related to Malema’s travel and security information, and that a letter had already been submitted to the Office of National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, regarding the matter.

Blaming Parliament, Ndlozi said the burglary raises serious concerns that the workings of the National Assembly continues to be placed under growing security, before ruling the incident out has having been the work of the State Security Agency.

“We hope the SAPS and Parliamentary Protection Services will thoroughly and independently investigate the burglary if neither of them were involved, and expose the individuals who broke into the office,” he said.

Mbete’s spokesperson, Mandlakazi Sigcawu, has meanwhile confirmed it’s receiving of the letter.