South Africa’s police chief says three men have been arrested over a mysterious weekend break-in at the offices of the country’s top judge, where 15 computers were stolen.
The crime caused a public and political storm with the opposition calling it a attack on the judicial system, as the theft occurred hours after the Constitutional Court headed by Chief Justice Mogoeng who delivered a scathing ruling against the ANC government over welfare payments.
The computers containing sensitive information about 250 judges were stolen on Saturday during a burglary at Mogoeng’s offices in Johannesburg.
Police chief Khomotso Phahlane said the suspects were arrested over the past few days in Mamelodi, a township outside the capital Pretoria.
He said more arrests were expected and the stolen equipment had not been recovered.