Suspect arrested for damaging the Constitutional Court

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking windows at the Constitutional Court.

Police responded to reports of a man using a hammer to smash the apex court’s windows in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Police had reportedly fired a warning shot at the suspect. However, he continued to break the windows despite being ordered to stop.

The suspect has been charged with malicious damage to property and will appear in court soon.

In response, Judges Matter condemned the attack on the Constitutional Court building. It’s unclear whether the damages caused to the apex court are in relation to the State Capture Report.

Co-ordinator for Judges Matter Alison Tilley says the Constitutional Court is a symbol of South Africa’s judiciary and constitutional democracy.

This attack comes just days after Parliament caught alight.

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