Hawks head must be summoned over HQ burglary – MPs

Parliament’s portfolio committee on police said it would summon the acting head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), commonly known as the Hawks, to the legislature to explain how its Pretoria headquarters were burgled.

“The committee finds it difficult to comprehend how this burglary occurred in an office that has a responsibility to fight organised and serious crimes,” said committee chairman Francois Beukman.

“There’s a lot at stake here and we want the acting head to brief the committee about this serious breach.”

“Matakata had assured all and sundry that a crack team will foresee the investigation in this regard,” Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.

“Intensive investigations are underway following the break-in at certain offices of the Hawks’ Head Office buildings in Silverton, Pretoria. Investigators are currently working on the scene and more information will be communicated in due course,” Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

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