Members of the main opposition Democratic Alliance party in Johannesburg. File picture: Denis Farrell/AP

Johannesburg - The DA will on Tuesday stage a picket outside the offices of the National Prosecuting Authority following a break-in on Sunday night at the office of the Gauteng North Director of Public Prosecutions. 

The NPA on Monday confirmed the DPP's offices had been burgled and that computer equipment had been stolen.

"They broke into two offices on the second floor which are diagonally opposite each other. They stole two computers," said Luvuyo Mfaku, NPA spokesperson, said.

Mfaku would not divulge the names of the prosecutors whose laptops were stolen or the cases they were working on.


DA Shadow Minister of Police Zakhele Mbhele, in a statement, said he and the DA's Glynnis Breytenbach will lead a picket outside the NPA's offices following the incident.

Breytenbach is the Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development.

"The DA will also use the opportunity to follow up on criminal charges laid against high-level government officials over the past 10 months. We will also seek an update on whether the NPA has started any prosecutions as a result of these cases."

"The people of South Africa need to be brought up to speed on what is being done by the SAPS in light of the crisis of this morning’s break-in at NPA offices in Pretoria as well as other high-level break-in’s such as last week’s break-in at the Hawks Head Office."