Three men aged 29, 32 and 39 were arrested after they reportedly stole what’s believed to be confidential documentation outside the DA’s offices in Cape Town on Monday.
According to IOL, Western Cape police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said that “Three unknown males approached the complainant and his accomplice in Mill Street Cape Town on Monday at about 14:30, where they were scheduled to deliver goods.”
“One of the suspects forced the passenger into the vehicle, upon which they took sealed boxes from the vehicle and fled the scene in a VW Polo,” Swartbooi explained.
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He adds that the suspects were later apprehended by members of the Flying Squad when their vehicle was brought to a stop in Heideveld.
The men were detained on charges of possession of the stolen property, possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle.
News24 reports that DA MP, Mat Cuthbert, initially claimed the stolen boxes contained documents the party had been waiting for from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) but retracted this statement, saying that he should have made certain of all facts before issuing the statement.
Cuthbert further mentioned that the DA was in possession of the documents from the NLC, which the party had requested through a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application.
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