Cope condemns ConCourt judge break-in

2012-06-05 16:14

Johannesburg - The Congress of the People (Cope) urged police on Tuesday to find those responsible for the house-breaking and robbery at Constitutional Court judge Sisi Khampepe's home.

"Cope extends its heartfelt sympathy to the Khampepe family and demand the department of justice to act speedily in ensuring the safety of our justices, judges and judge presidents," party leader Mosiuoa Lekota said in a statement.

The party called for anyone with information to contact the police.

Khampepe was robbed in her Randburg home on Monday morning.

Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said the judge and her family were asleep when two armed men gained entry by breaking a window, and tied them to their beds.

The robbers ransacked the house and made off with jewellery, a laptop, and two cellphones. They fled in her car, Ndou said.

The judge and her family managed to untie themselves and alerted the police. The car was later found abandoned in Tembisa.

  • Kala - 2012-06-05 16:17

    Whilst I sympathise with the Honourable Judge I don't see why she should get preferential treatment over the rest of us honest hard working citizens who get robbed, raped and murdered on a daily basis. Wake up COPE, there more to SA than the Con Court Judges!

      Mark - 2012-06-07 10:37

      I agree fully. This preferential treatment to some individuals forgetting about the community as a whole is sickening while the community pays their salaries via steep food prices, taxes etc.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-05 16:27

    Another joke or what?

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-06-05 16:53

    Pleaseeee !! Cope trying so hard, shame. Even my dog condemned the break-in so what

  • Mart - 2012-06-05 16:59

    No ones house should be broken into and burgled by anyone. PERIOD. It is time to take the gloves off and start whipping/caning/corporal punsihment.... these mofos...they must learn fear or they will never come right. Pretty soon communities will kill more of this best we start meting out suitable punishment before this happens. The government is forcing communities to kill...they don't see any other way to feel safe.

      Mark - 2012-06-07 10:47

      I agree no ones house should be burgled. Lets look at the crime, housebreaking. We do not know the facts but in my mind it appears the perpetrators were looking for valuables. I bet those valuables were sold for money. I bet those perpetrators are unemployed. Hunger makes you do strange things. Should we not blame government for this ?? Our society is sick and our government is not interested in helping it's people.

  • braamc - 2012-06-05 17:25

    Inside ANC job

  • thandeka.mchunu - 2012-06-05 19:01

    I smell a rat. How possible is such a high profile judge broken into? Surely there are security companies like ADT that provide beams to give alert when asleep. How can thugs break a window and not be heard. No dogs nothing? This is South Africa one need high level security even body guards for high profile people like Concourt judges

  • jones.ngoetjana - 2012-06-05 22:32

    It is true that every citizen should be protected and feel safe, but in the case of judges , they are at high risk of being attacked due to the nature of the job they are doing.

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