Zane Dangor: Housebreakers stole nothing, though there were valuables

Former Social Development director general, Zane Dangor, says the two men involved in the break-in at his home did not take any valuables.

Dangor resigned as the Social Development director general amid legal battle into the payment of social grants.

He explains that burglars arrived in two cars at his home and told the helper they were sent by him to fix something.

They overpowered her and broke the security gate in the front of the house.

Zane Dangor, former Social Development director general

She shouted for my son, and she ran into a room where she and my granddaughter locked themselves in.

Zane Dangor, former Social Development director general

My son ran towards the front door, where he confirmed that one of the guys tried to put a plaster to his mouth.

Zane Dangor, former Social Development director general

The guys went through the house., even looking into the cupboard, but they took nothing. Nothing was stolen but there were valuables lying around.

Zane Dangor, former Social Development director general

I see it as an act of intimidation. I would have felt better if they stole a TV or something. The fact that they came and took nothing, that's intimidation.

Zane Dangor, former Social Development director general

Dangor says the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO, Thokozani Magwaza, saw a car similar to one of the vehicles believed to have been driven by the suspects.

Asked by Xolani Gwala if this is related to the legal battle surrounding the payments of social grants, Dangor says he cannot make that link at this stage.

It was tense enough for me to leave. It was tense enough for Mr Magwaza to take sick leave.

Zane Dangor, former Social Development director general

The pressure for CPS getting the contract is what needs to be understood, and I don't understand it.

Zane Dangor, former Social Development director general

Listen to the Zane Dangor below for more details on the burglary...

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