A CCTV image of the suspect in the theft of foreign currency valued at R50m from the State Security Agency in Pretoria on December 26, 2015. Picture: SUPPLIED
A CCTV image of the suspect in the theft of foreign currency valued at R50m from the State Security Agency in Pretoria on December 26, 2015. Picture: SUPPLIED

TWO men will be formally charged for the theft of R17m at the State Security Agency (SSA) two weeks ago, the Hawks confirmed on Friday.

Foreign currency, including dollars and euros, was stolen between Christmas and Boxing Day from a safe at the Pretoria headquarters.

A suspect was captured on CCTV footage.

Hawks spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that two men were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

He said that they would be formally charged with the theft, but that their case was only expected to be in court on Monday.

Brig Mulaudzi confirmed that the two were not members of the SSA and that more arrests were anticipated.

"We are making inroads and we expect more arrests this weekend," he said. Brig Mulaudzi would not be drawn on whether any foreign currency had been recovered.

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