ConCourt judge tied up in robbery

2012-06-04 12:45

Johannesburg - Constitutional Court Judge Sisi Khampepe was robbed in her Randburg home on Monday morning, Gauteng police said.

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.

Police are investigating.

  • Kyle - 2012-06-04 12:49

    Glad she and her family weren't harmed!

      Matthew - 2012-06-04 13:45

      Who ever thumb's downed this,you are sick in your head!

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-04 13:54

      @Paul - Constitutional Court Judges seldom get involved in robbery and assault cases and when they do, it will be on behalf of the perpetrator, not the victim

      Dee - 2012-06-04 16:14

      Problem is - she IS harmed! Post Traumatic Stress from such an incident is deeply damaging - and manifests unexpectedly even years after the event. I know 1st hand - as do probably millions in this country - so hope the whole family will have trauma councelling.

      Barry - 2012-06-04 17:01

      @Dee - Yup, it is quite something & affects people fundamentally, my deepest sympathies to the Judge & family, be sure to seek help to process it and move on as much as is possible with a 'normal' life not being a victim but a survivor! There are no 'lessons' to be learned here besides survival of a family that has been violated, we should be praying for them and offering them compassion.

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-04 12:49

    Viva ANC regime !!! Viva peace in South Africa since 1994. VIVA !!!

      Matthew - 2012-06-04 13:46

      wow....are you actually serious? i feel stupid to even ask.but wow

      Nick - 2012-06-04 14:05

      It's sarcasm Matthew .... !

  • tyroymike3 - 2012-06-04 12:49

    Woe betide the next criminal in her court !! Lashes and the rope - I would think !!

  • Loo - 2012-06-04 12:50

    RULE Number ONE in Robbers guide to success .. "Do not ROB a judge" ... Rule Number TWO ... " If you have to, make sure you do NOT rob a CONCOURT judge "

  • Badger - 2012-06-04 12:56

    "Crime ?, What Crime ?? We have no crime issues in SA and if you don't like it leave !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-04 13:00

    Daily occurence in SA.

  • Dhavandran - 2012-06-04 13:00

    scamral got to them, but i am glad the family is ok. why don't the cANCer in our society go on a march?

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-04 13:10

      Cause their egos haven't been offended over this.

      Helmut - 2012-06-04 13:31

      Yes let them march to hell

  • Johan - 2012-06-04 13:04

    I hope she did not infringe on the men's human rights by swearing at them or promising them that they will be caught and go to jail

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-04 13:06

    At least it didn't turn out to be another murder. Absolutely sick of crime.

  • farmfreund - 2012-06-04 13:07

    I hope she is angry about it

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-04 13:10

      Hope she sits on the board one day when the ConCourt DOES redebate the Death Sentence issue ...

  • Ryno - 2012-06-04 13:17

    did she not have any form of burglar bars / proofing at her windows or any sort of alarym system / armed reaction service?

      flysouth - 2012-06-04 13:26

      I have had no less than four home invasions in one year! Burglar bars do not stop them ,they simply cut them silently with a large bolt-cutter. Reaction service? - way too slow! Alarms they can disable. The only thing that will stop them is a 12gauge shotgun and an alert, light-sleeping homeowner. No prisoners, no evidence.

      Martin - 2012-06-04 13:38

      i dont often see a home built without fortress like barricades in sa anymore, these okes just know how to get around passive barricades, its easier than it appears in most cases, nothing a car jack and a crow bar cant sort out. security measures need an upgrade and re invention

      Antipoaching - 2012-06-04 13:48

      Rno I have fair security but last week robbers scaled the razor-wired palisade fencing, broke the security-gate out of the wall and walked off with electronic goods..... all in broad daylight.....

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-04 15:22

      The more security you have, the more they want to get in. There is no stopping these parasites.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-04 13:18

    Our club is getting bigger, we like to welcome our newest, member! Welcome Judge to the "We've also been invaded in our own homes" club...

  • brionyl.french - 2012-06-04 13:27

    maybe now crime will be taken more seriously now that its happening to the people who seem to be more important than us normal folks... cant they rob ZUMA? imagine the controversay...hahahaha

      Bakers - 2012-06-04 13:47

      He would frighten them off with a copy of his painting

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-04 22:53

      @Frenchie, robbing him of what? His spear? Remember he was already robbed of respect and dignity, now you want him to loose his spear too! Shame on you! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WitWolf - 2012-06-04 13:53

    When will something be done about crime I ask... The day Zuma or his family goes through this ordeal... Or maybe not...

  • Hermann - 2012-06-04 14:00

    Now let us see the ANC protesting against this horrendous event and condemn the perpetrators, or is my optimism unfounded?

      Cody - 2012-06-04 14:23

      The ANC wont want to be seen bulling the perps!!!!!

  • mikenortje - 2012-06-04 14:02

    Be thankful you only lost your property and did not first get raped, burned with an iron and then murdered

  • Carla - 2012-06-04 14:10

    They're very lucky to have been left unharmed!

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-04 14:34

    Thieves aren't bothered by who you are. Glad to hear they weren't harmed.

  • thozi - 2012-06-04 15:34

    The heading of this report is ambiguous, but tilts more towards inferring that the judge was involved in a robbery as a perpetrator. Was it done on purpose to sensationalise it?

  • Rory Neil Price - 2012-06-04 17:24

    Glad they were not hurt, hopefully the next time she is asked to judge on scumbags Human Rights, she will remember what happened and realise they nothing more than dogs, that deserve no rights at all

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-04 22:57

      @Rory, please do not compare these rubbish to dogs! Just think how my 2 dogs must feel now that you compare them to these excuse for human beings! I am going to Concourt with this, my dogs dignity cannot be so insulted on a public platform! LOL!

  • Sarah - 2012-06-04 18:32

    to Paul, unfortunately Judges do not have free range regarding application of the law. There are set sentences set down by legislation and Judges merely decide on whether to impose to full length of the sentence or part of it, obviously there are influencing factors such as previous convictions etc. I can assure you that they are fully aware of the crime situation as cases pass through their court rooms every day. Constitutional Court Judges do not deal with robbery and crime, but as the name suggests, Constitutional matters!

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-06-04 18:57

    Ag shame, It's happened to me and I did not hit the headlines.

      jason.joao - 2012-06-04 20:30

      Seriously? No. No.... Really now? Are you ACTUALLY serious?!!? The world is going to end! Some ordinary everyday citizen who has no claim to fame didn't make it to the headlines when she got robbed! What will become of us!

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-06-05 07:20

    Probably the government trying to intimidate them

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