SSA theft case postponed for DNA results

2016-04-06 12:00
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Pretoria - The matter against three men accused of stealing R17m in foreign currency from the State Security Agency (SSA) has been postponed for further investigations and for pending DNA results.

The three made a brief appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where the matter was postponed.

William Mmotong, Albert Ramabele and Khayalethu Mgatyelwa are all out on bail.

Mmotong and security guard Mgatyelwa were arrested first. Ramabele handed himself in to police later.

They allegedly stole the money from a safe at the agency's Pretoria headquarters between Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The heist raised concerns of the level of security at the highest intelligence office in the country.

The foreign currency, in dollars and euros, which was initially estimated to be worth R50m, has never been recovered.

The matter will resume on June 1.

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