Magistrate hijacked near court

Barely 24 hours after sentencing two South African Revenue Service
(Sars) officials and their accomplices to 15 years in jail for fraud, a
Pretoria magistrate was hijacked near the court's premises.

Dr Leavit Mkhanzi, a civil court magistrate, was robbed of his watch,
cellphone and BMW on Friday, just a day after he sentenced Sars
employees and their two accomplices to 15 years' imprisonment for
defrauding the taxman of nearly R500 000.

It is believed that Mkhanzi's vehicle was later found in Villieria,
thanks to a tracker system. However, the inside had been stripped of

* *This article was originally published on page 1 of **Pretoria
News* <http://www.pretorianews.co.za/>* on September 09, 2008 *


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