POPCRU said today it suspected that the brazen break-in
at Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's Midrand office was not a random act of
"The burglary signals a well orchestrated act, not
only aimed at undermining the judiciary's credibility by way of holding judges
at ransom, but also exposing our intelligence services as the weakest point in
the detection of the recent acts of this nature," said Popcru spokesman
He said stealing 15 computers containing confidential
information of all South Africa's judges, judiciary staff and all the courts
"is clearly not a random occurrence, and this can be seen as an act of
"It should never be that such an important
institution which administers our justice system as a country falls victim to
such humiliation," said Mamabolo.
The union called on intelligence services to be more
proactive in dealing with such crimes.