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S.African constitutional judge robbed at gunpoint

Published on 04/06/2012

Gunmen robbed a judge of South Africa's highest court of a car and jewellery in an overnight attack at her house in Johannesburg's middle class suburb of Randburg, police said Monday.

Justice Sisi Khampepe, a Constitutional Court judge in the crime-plagued country, was with her husband and daughter at the time of the raid, but they are all unharmed.

“The suspects pointed (at) them with firearms and tied them to their beds,” police said in a statement.

The robbers “ransacked the house and stole jewellery, one laptop, two cell phones and fled the scene in the couple’s black BMW 7 series.”

Police later found the car abandoned in another part of the city.

Last year police registered 247,630 burglaries at residences countrywide, a slight drop from 256,577 in 2009-2010.