Limpopo police investigating theft case against a domestic worker

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A Modimolle-based family in Limpopo has opened a case of theft against its domestic worker, after she allegedly stole R120 000 from a family safe and fled the area last Sunday.

Family representative Mathiba Phasha says they had gone to church and left the domestic worker alone, when the incident occurred.

He says they had employed her through an agent in May last year. Phasha says the domestic worker left a note, saying she was sorry.

Phasha says they have since been unable to reach her on her cellphone.

“It was a surprise for us that she actually stole from us. We couldn’t locate her unfortunately, by then she was already gone. We did open a case with the Modimolle police station and we certainly like them to assist us rapidly in making sure that the lady is caught and she is brought to justice. She is a lady from Lesotho and we got her through an agent,” says Phasha.

Limpopo police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo says they are investigating a case of theft.

“We can confirm that the police in Modimolle are investigating a case of theft, after a helper allegedly stole some items from the house she was working in and disappeared. The suspect has not yet been arrested and police investigations are continuing,” says Mojapelo.