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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.

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