3 January 2016

South Africa: Hawks Probe Theft From State Security Agency Safe

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The money was stolen from the State Security Agency's offices in Pretoria East on Boxing Day (file photo).

The Hawks are investigating the theft of a large amount of money from the State Security Agency's offices in Pretoria East on Boxing Day.

"I can confirm that an undisclosed amount of money was stolen," said Brian Dube after the Sunday Times reported that thieves made off with R50 million in foreign currency from the offices of the agency, whose job it is to monitor domestic and foreign threats.

"An investigation is underway by the Hawks to ensure that whoever is responsible will be brought to book. It is very concerning," he said.

Neither he nor Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi would reveal the amount taken. Mulaudzi said the theft was discovered on December 26, and was thought to have happened between Christmas night and Boxing Day.

Nobody has been arrested yet.

Source: News24

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