South Africa Air chief robbed at World Cup

The Potsdam hotel room of South African Airways’ (SAA) chief executive Khaya Ngqula was cleaned out by robbers during the Soccer World Cup final between Italy and France.This was confirmed on Monday by the South Africa Press Association.

It is understood Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa was also targeted, as were Zuzi Buthelezi, the son of Inkatha Freedom Party president Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and businessman Dr Dudu Kunene, but this could not be confirmed.

“We have no such knowledge,” said Shilowa’s spokeswoman Annette Griessel. “According to our information that is incorrect,” she said.

Confirming that Ngqula’s room had been burgled, SAA spokeswoman Jacqui O’Sullivan said on Monday that the matter had been reported to the local police in Germany.

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