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Sipho Makhabane robbed

by Staff reporter
26 Apr 2016 at 06:55hrs | Views
THEY say lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place . . . But that isn't the case for Sipho "Big Fish" Makhabane. The The Devil is a Liar hit-maker was robbed of his belongings twice within a week. This is after his Kensington offices, east of Joburg, were broken into by unknown thugs two weeks ago. Big Fish told Sunday Sun thieves broke into his offices during the night and stole computers and other valuables.

He said just as he was busy repairing the damage and was in the process to replace the stolen goods, thieves returned last week. "On Tuesday, the same offices were broken into and this time they took all the cables, the printer, fax and scanning machine I had bought," he said.

Big Fish told the People's Paper he sees the burglary as a personal attack on him. "I've lost valuable stuff. Those computers had all my work and the company's data. Now I must start afresh," he said.

He said the second break-in took place when he was busy beefing up the security at his office. "They broke in the second time just as a security company was about to install the alarm system, cameras and other security features," Big Fish said.

He said the value of the stolen goods is more than R100,000. "They took four expensive computers and everything they could carry. Then they came back for the printers. What would have happened if someone was there?

"They probably could've killed that person or that individual could've killed them." Big Fish said he considered hiring security guards before, but the thought of someone getting killed in his yard kept him from doing so.

"If they came and found me there, someone would've died as I wasn't going to let anyone take my stuff without a fight. "I'm sad and angry, but I'll pray for them. This is part of the life we're exposed to as South Africans," he said.

Police confirmed two cases of house breaking and theft were opened at Cleveland police station. They said no arrests have been made.

Source - Daily Sun.

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