Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/ANA

Johannesburg - An intruder broke into the house of Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo in Johannesburg on Monday morning, the Communications Ministry said.

"The Ministry would like to assure the nation that Minister Dlodlo and her family are safe and unharmed," a statement said.

"The Minister has reported the matter to the Police and the investigation is underway."