Phahlane hits back at IPID

Phahlane hits back at IPID

Acting National Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane believes an investigation against him by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is an assault on his character and integrity. 

Kgomotso Phahlane
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Phahlane he met with IPID investigators at his office yesterday.


Investigators issued him with a search warrant relating to a sound system he purchased. 


Police spokesperson Sally de Beer says the meeting was in connection with allegations under investigation by IPID relating to alleged corruption and defeating the ends of justice. 


"The defeating the ends of justice case relates to allegations publicly made following an investigation and the interviewing of witnesses, led by Paul O'Sullivan accompanied by IPID investigators. The corruption allegations are in relation to the purchase of a sound system, allegedly by co-directors of a private company.  Paul O'Sullivan is apparently the complainant in the alleged corruption case," says De Beer.


Phalane has undertaken to respond in writing to questions raised by the IPID investigators in respect of the allegations made.

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De Beer says Phahlane was disappointed that the media showed up at his home while the raid was being conducted.


"The parading of the media at the Acting National Commissioner's house, while he was being interviewed and served with the search warrant, and the level of disrespect and lack of courtesy by all involved has been noted by him with disgust and disappointment," says De Beer.


De Beer says Phahlane provided the IPID investigators with the proof of payment for the sound system to the total value of R80 075.00.


"Despite the Acting National Commissioner providing personal proof of payment for the sound system, a media circus was conducted at his place of residence including the spreading of propaganda through the electronic media, causing further trauma to family members," says De Beer.


De Beer says it is against this background that the entire investigation is considered an assault on the character and integrity of Phahlane aimed at irreparably damaging his reputation and taking his focus away from the execution of his duties.  


"The Acting National Commissioner has briefed his lawyers to take this matter forward," says De Beer.

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