Hawks looking into SARS 'hostage' video

Hawks looking into SARS 'hostage' video

The Hawks say they're still looking into the authenticity of the SARS video that has the country abuzz.

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The video shows a senior SARS official who was allegedly held in a boardroom against his will by Hawks officials and a bodyguard of SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane, last week.

The official, Vlok Symington, laid charges of kidnapping, intimidation, assault and robbery. 

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has since started their processes, but Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says they have questions about the investigation.

"We are a bit perturbed with this probe. This investigation only started on 26 October and two hours later our members were then called to give warning statements...It is critical that an investigation is launched before statements can be taken. We are not going to derail the investigation. We will support it," says Mulaudzi.

He added that they will also "try and ensure there are no undue processes that will make this investigation difficult. We will wait for the IPID to contact us."

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