Former social development DG Zane Dangor's home broken into

File: Former social development director general, Zane Dangor, and the department's minister, Bathabile Dlamini. Dangor's home was broken into on Monday, the latest in a series of suspicious break-ins linked to the recent Sassa court case. Photo: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The home of Zane Dangor, former director general of the Department of Social Development, was broken into on Monday afternoon.

Dangor said a number of men had forced their way into his Florida Park home. One of the perpetrators tried to force a cloth over Dangor's son's face but he was repelled and Dangor's children managed to hide in a room while the intruders searched the premises.

Dangor said that no property was stolen. He said he believes the men were looking for his laptop, which was in his possession at the time.



According to Dangor, the CEO of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), Thokozani Magwaza, saw a car similar to one of the vehicles involved in attack on his home outside his own house yesterday.

Dangor noted that a phone belonging to Black Sash lawyer Geoff Budlender was also stolen recently.


The incident follows the recent burglary at the Office of the Chief Justice, in which fifteen computers were stolen.

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The Council for the Advancement for the South African Constitution (Casac) called for independent oversight of the investigation into the burglary, claiming that the SAPS and the Hawks lack credibility in the present political climate.




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