Cape Town – A family in Modimolle, Limpopo has reportedly opened a case of theft against its domestic worker after she left a note admitting to stealing R120 000 from a family safe before fleeing the area.
According to SABC, the incident occurred after the family had gone to church and left the domestic worker alone.
She left a note apologising for her actions.
“It was a surprise for us that she actually stole from us. We couldn’t locate her unfortunately, by then she was already gone. We did open a case with the Modimolle police station and we certainly like them to assist us rapidly in making sure that the lady is caught and she is brought to justice. She is a lady from Lesotho and we got her through an agent,” the report quoted family representative, Mathiba Phasha as saying.
Phasha said they had tried in vain to reach her on her cellphone.
The Citizen reported that police were investigating and no arrests had been made.
“We can confirm that the police are investigating a case of theft, after a helper allegedly stole some items from the house she was working in and disappeared,” the report quoted Limpopo Spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo as saying.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo