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Magistrates accused of armed robbery

By Beeld, Sapa | Apr 05, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 6 ]

Partners at a Roodepoort law firm who also serve as acting magistrates allegedly robbed a scrap metal company in the Krugersdorp area of more than R100,000

Two acting magistrates have been arrested for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery.

The two allegedly robbed a scrap metal company in Krugersdorp of more than R100,000 on March 24, Lt-Col Katlego Mogale said.

Three men posing as police officers apparently pretended to be investigating a case at a second hand scrap dealer in Luipaardsvlei.

“They were driving a Honda Civic motor, dressed in private clothes wearing police reflective jackets and police caps,” Mogale said.

One of the men produced a police identity card.

“They initially pretended to be investigating a case, but then robbed the manager and staff members of approximately R110,000 cash, cellphones and a private firearm.” 

On Wednesday, an off-duty police officer spotted the vehicle used in the robbery.

The vehicle was stopped, and its two occupants, who were found to be acting magistrates from Brits and Ga-Rankuwa, were arrested.

The vehicle was stolen in Linden last year.

Mogale said the men would appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of armed robbery, possession of a hijacked vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

COMMENTS [ 6 ]

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It is really a pity that our democracy has become what it is today, with supposed protectors and upholders of the constitution becoming wolves in sheep skins.
Ai! But then who are we to blame them when Presidents and Ministers also flaunt the laws of this RSA?
It is Zuma's bodyguards being promoted irregularly, Mdluli using government money as a slush fund for family and ilk, the list never ends.
I will repeat this: "Cry the beloved country".

Apr 05, 2012 10:59 | 0 replies

really your honour is going to be the accused now where is this country going?

Apr 05, 2012 1:42 | 0 replies

There's nothing surprising, thats why we have them at courts protecting one of their own, no harsh senteces for thugs, thats why they do robbery themselves

Apr 05, 2012 1:48 | 0 replies

It may not be any more honourable than the way lawyers usually rob people but it certainly is more blatant.
You really couldn't make this ish up, could you?

Apr 05, 2012 2:10 | 0 replies

Objection, your Honour!!

Apr 05, 2012 2:29 | 0 replies

@Sowetan

MAGISTRATES! Are you serious guys?It's too hard for me to believe this.Are you guys not creating news to sell ?Nee maan ek glo nie..wag eers Sowetan ,,nee mense.

Apr 05, 2012 3:1 | 0 replies