A security guard at the Klerksdorp magistrate’s court appeared in court after reportedly breaking into a senior prosecutor’s office and going through documents before stealing coffee and sugar.
Kgangetsile Motsumi, 50, was detained on Thursday and faces allegations of housebreaking and theft, according to National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Henry Mamothame.
“He is out on a warning and his court appearance emanates from an incident on July 23 when he entered the office of a senior prosecutor using a key,” Motsumi said.
“Before this break-in, the prosecutor had suspicions of unregulated entries in her office when she was not around. She installed a security camera and linked it to her cellphone.
“On the day of the incident, she went to her office to collect her gown and when she entered she realised the camera was unplugged. In the recorded footage she saw Motsumi going through her drawers and documents. Motsumi later realised the camera was recording him. He quickly turned it off and left the office.”
Rachel Makhari, the North West director of public prosecutions, expressed alarm about the security breaches, stating that the prosecutor dealt with high-profile cases.