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By unknown | Apr 17, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

Vuyolwethu Sangotsha

Two men appeared in the Zwelitsha magistrates' court yesterday in connection with the burglary of ANC deputy secretary Pemmy Majodina's Bhisho house in the local ministerial complex.

Malunga Jiya, 20, and Lwazi Samka, 19, the son of Pindiwe Mququ of the Eastern Cape legislature, made off with items worth about R50000.

These included a vacuum cleaner, laptop, clothes, cutlery and a home theatre system.

The incident happened at the Easter weekend while Majodina, who is also chairman of the public works standing committee, was on holiday.

Captain Thozama Solani said police arrested the two suspects on Friday.

A third suspect was handed over to the police by his parents yesterday and is to appear in court today.

"The two suspects were apprehended at Ibika Township in Butterworth," Solani said.

She said police recovered some of the stolen items.

Solani said some items had already been sold.

"They [the suspects] were still playing the CDs and DVDs," Solani said.

Solani said the suspects, aged between 18 and 20, face charges of house-breaking and theft.

Recently ANC provincial chief whip Sicelo Gqobana complained about theft in the legislature and questioned the effectiveness of the VIP protection unit.

Gqobana said that crime in the legislature was getting out of hand and needed urgent attention.


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