KZN govt officials held for stealing laptops

2012-07-27 09:20

Johannesburg - Two social development department employees in Pietermaritzburg have been arrested for allegedly stealing 43 laptops, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

The department was expecting a delivery of 94 laptops, but only received 51, spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

"The consignment was officially signed for by one of the arrested and the 43 missing laptops had been misappropriated and sold in various areas including Imbali township, Umlazi and KwaMakhutha."

Police recovered 18 of the laptops and were searching for the rest.

One of the accused appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of theft. The other was expected to appear in the same court on Friday.

  • clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-27 09:34

    There is more crime in government these day than out on the streets! It's a f%&king disgrace!

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-07-27 10:31

      Wait, there is more, I just had a post that there is a R100m corruption scandal around the Miss World competition. Apparantly there was a walk out in Parliament this morning, When the ANC have declared it "not for public consumption" Another abuse of power !

      merven.halo - 2012-07-27 10:42

      Why is everybody complaining? These officials were just doing affirmative shopping.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-07-27 09:43

    How enterprising. The lack of foresight is quite alarming tho. Did they think it would not be followed up?

  • hein.huyser - 2012-07-27 09:46

    See what happens when someone actually check invoices.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-27 13:16

      Hein, they don't check invoices, they don't have anyone able to read.

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  • paul.vanvuuren.927 - 2012-07-27 10:33

    cadre deployment hard at work in SA

  • riotousr - 2012-07-27 11:15

    Black market? Racist. Why don't you, in politically correct terms, call it previously disadvantaged market? Dumb, dumber, dumbest. The best story to come out of Thieville since Julius Malema.

  • keith.recore - 2012-07-27 12:31

    at least it was caught, they were caught. isn't that a sign the tide is turning against this behaviour? Optimistically will the paper report one day all goods and services were received and delivered on time and in proper amount?

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-27 12:37

    Just can't resist the temptation hey? The hunter Gatherers strike again. Every day we hear of Theft and Fraud within this criminal gang called Government.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-27 13:15

    How can they be stealing things when they thought it belongs to them?. After all EVERYTHING in the country belongs to them, or so they have been told.

  • carmen.gezza.35 - 2012-07-27 14:03

    What is it with these people? Im going to package turd and deliver it to a government department. Bet ya it won't reach it's intended destination.(the toilet)

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