IPID concerned over Phahlane 'interference'

IPID concerned over Phahlane 'interference'

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says it is concerned over - what it calls - interference by acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane in the investigation against him.

Khomotso Phahlane in uniform
Photo: Slindelo Masikane

IPID has filed an answering affidavit following an interdict sought by Phahlane to set aside a search warrant used to raid his Pretoria home.

Phahlane is embroiled in allegations of corruption, which include the purchase of an R80 000 sound system.  IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini says they have been made aware of allegations that a task team, established by Phahlane, has been intimidating witnesses.

"The task team has been going around to witnesses who have given statements to IPID to try and get them to change their statements in order to weaken the investigation against General Phahlane," Dlamini says.

He adds that even though Phahlane said in the past that he would co-operate with any investigation against him, this has not been the case.

"We will not be deterred by this and the investigation is continuing and we will not be deterred. We have built a very strong case against Phahlane," Dlamini says.

Dlamini says they are confident about the court case that will be heard in court in May.

"We are confident that the court will agree with us and dismiss Phahlane's attempts to interfere with the investigation," he says.

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