LIMPOPO MUNICIPAL BOSS IN HOSPITAL AFTER ROBBERY
A LIMPOPO municipal manager is recovering in hospital after he was attacked and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money, allegedly belonging to the ANC in the province.
It is believed that Republic Monakedi, municipal manager of the Mopani District Municipality, was with a friend in a private office on Jorrisen Street, Polokwane, around 10 pm on Sunday when a group of unknown suspects allegedly barged in.
The two were assaulted and robbed of their cellphones, wallets and car keys.
“They were robbed [of] an undisclosed amount of cash and other valuable items, before the suspects fled the scene,” police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said.
According to reports by the Sowetan, sources close to Monakedi have alleged that the stolen money amounted to R5 million and would have been used in Durban during the ANC’s January 8 statement event.
The ANC in Limpopo could not be immediately reached for comment.
Ngoepe said no arrests had been made at this stage and that the suspects were still unknown.
He said a case of business robbery was being investigated. — News24.