Office of the Chief Justice robbery case postponed for further investigation

2017-05-10 18:29
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (File, Netwerk24)

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (File, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg – The matter involving two men who were arrested in connection with the robbery at the Office of the Chief Justice was postponed for further investigation, their lawyer told News24.

Lawyer Sammy Mahlangu said the men, Given Msimango, 20, and cousin, Bigboy Yose, 37, appeared briefly at the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court where the matter was postponed to July 5.

He said their bail was extended.

Msimango faces two counts of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, and Yose four counts for contravening the Identification Act because, when the arrest took place he was found with forged identity documents.

The court previously found there was no evidence at present linking the two men to the burglary.

Msimango’s older brother, Nkosinathi, 34, who is alleged to have been the mastermind behind the robbery of 15 computers that contained sensitive information about South Africa’s judges, is also currently out on bail.

He handed himself over to the police on March 24, after police said he had information that could lead to the recovery of 15 computers that were stolen from the office, in Midrand, during the early hours of Saturday, March 18.

Nkosinathi is expected back at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on May 17.

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