Kgomotso Pahlane: Allegations of corruption are untrue

Khomotso Phahlane: Allegations of corruption are untrue

The acting national police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane says he has been vindicated after an independent probe cleared him of allegations of corruption when he headed up the police's forensic services division. 

Kgomotso Phahlane
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"Allegations of corruption in forensic services are not true," he told Jacaranda FM News.

Phahlane added that an independent forensic investigation found no evidence to substantiate any wrongdoing by him.

Allegations against Phahlane came after a report on alleged corruption within the forensics services division was sent to police union POPCRU. Phahlane says the report was then given to his predecessor, Riah Phiyega.

"I never saw the report as I wasn't the police commissioner at the time," he said.


This relates to an allegation by POPCRU of corruption totalling millions of rands. The money was apparently spent on forensic services and equipment.

"Allegations of fraudulent statistics on the backlog of forensic cases are also unfounded as this was discussed before parliament's portfolio committee on police," he said.

The commissioner denied any irregular spending on allowances for police officers as well as appointments made to his devision at the time.

There was another allegation by POPCRU about theft of narcotic drugs as well as rhino horn and Phahlane says there was no evidence to substantiate these allegations.

"No reasons were given to me as to why the report was never made public. My wish was, at the time, that the report was released," Pahlane said.

He added that the report was only made available to him a year after it was sent to POPCRU. 

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