By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
The offices of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in Johannesburg were burgled on Saturday night.
This was confirmed by a source who wished to remain anonymous.
"The officials are currently still trying to ascertain whether important documents relating to the commission’s work were stolen," said the source.
"Indeed there were laptops stolen," the source said.
Gauteng police were mum when asked about the incidence.
"I cannot deny, nor confirm whether the offices were burgled," said police spokesperson Noxolo Kweza.
The Commission spokesperson Mbuyiselo Stemela confirmed that their offices were broken into but could not give finer details of the incident.
"The matter is still under police investigation. We will issue a statement later after obtaining details of the burglary from the police," Stemela said.
He, however, said the the commission hearings will continue today despite the break-in at its offices.
The Commission will hear Parliamentary Oversight related evidence from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise at 10h00 on Monday, 19 April 2021 and will also hear evidence from the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Amos Masondo.
The Commission will hear Parliamentary Oversight related evidence from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise at 10h00 on Monday, 19 April 2021. #StateCaptureInquiry pic.twitter.com/SckcDFetLe— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) April 18, 2021
This is a developing story. More information to follow as it becomes available.