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Middle-aged woman responsible for stealing SABC equipment during State capture inquiry 

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Middle-aged woman responsible for stealing SABC equipment during State capture inquiry 

An SABC reporter shared the CCTV footage of the alleged thief entering a taxi with the stolen equipment during proceedings at the Zondo commission on Monday, 26 November 2018.

Video evidence has revealed that a middle-aged woman stole camera equipment belonging to the SABC on Monday, 26 November 2018.

Senior political reporter at the SABC, Mzwandile Mbeje tweeted still images from the CCTV footage showing the woman’s face. In the footage, the woman is seen entering a taxi after leaving the Hill on Empire offices in Parktown. Mbeje was covering the state capture inquiry in the same area when the equipment was stolen.

He believes that culprit saw an opportunity when attendees were on a lunch break. According to News24, police have launched an investigation into the crime. “We are investigating a case of theft. We do not know who the suspect is yet but we are following all leads,” said police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela.

Meanwhile, Judge Zondo has officially adjourned today’s session of the state capture commission of inquiry, proceedings will continue tomorrow starting with the questioning of Mzwanele Manyi.

Senior Advocate Vincent Maleka is expected to cross-examine Manyi on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. Manyi is the former CEO of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). Manyi appeared before the commission two weeks ago without legal representation.

Xiletelo Mabasa
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