Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Justice Kebonang escapes attack by armed robbers

Phakalane Police are investigating an incident in which high Court judge Zein Kebonang was allegedly attacked at his house in Phakalane by assailants early Friday morning.

Sunday Standard has learnt thatthe judge visited Phakalane police to report the incident thereafter.  

Phakalane Satellite Police falls under Broadhust Police.

Broadhust Police Station Commander Obusitswe Lokae confirmed that Justice Kebonang has reported the matter.

Lokae said Police preliminary investigations show that three armed suspects managed to successfully cut down Kebonang’s electric fence and attempted to break into his house before a security guard triggered an alarm, resulting in the suspects fleeing the scene.

He said the three assailants are still at large and police investigations are ongoing. At the time of going to press police were still waiting for a security guard to record his statement.

A source close to the incident revealed that the recent High Court judgement in which Dr Kebonang was acquitted of charges levelled against him in the P250 million National Petroleum Fund corruption case has angered some people within the legal system hence the break-in. 

The source revealed that there are strong suspicions within the judicial system and law enforcement agencies who believe that Kebonang has a personal relationship with former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) boss Isaac Kgosi.

The latter is also facing charges related to corruption and tax evasion which he has since challenged before the High Court.

The matter is not helped by the fact that some corruption cases against Kgosi are before Kebonang.


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