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Security cluster to discuss safety at judicial offices

The Ministry of Justice says the issue of safety at judicial offices will be discussed by ministers in the security cluster. 

Mogoeng Mogoeng

This follows the break-in at the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ) on Saturday, which saw thieves make off with 15 computers from its HR department. 

Justice Ministry's spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga says judges' personal information is not for public consumption and the department is thus not at liberty to disclose any details.

Mhaga says Parliament is currently busy with the Critical Infrastructure Bill, which is aimed at overhauling the National Key Points Act. 

"The intended legislation will ensure that stringent security measures are put in place to enhance security at high-risk premises and infrastructure," says Mhaga.

Government has also started putting in place measures to strengthen security at all critical state-owned buildings.

Gauteng police have set up a multi-disciplinary task team to investigate Saturday's robbery, comprising of detectives, forensic analysis and intelligence experts.  

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