JOHANNESBURG- Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) boss Robert McBride made a startling claim late on Thursday night, he said, investigators tasked with probing former national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane were offered South African Police Service (SAPS) jobs and other incentives to destroy the case against the former top cop.
McBride said three officials from IPID, two investigators and one vetting officer were offered positions in the SAPS in return for joining a “conspiracy” to undermine the IPID investigation into Phahlane.
He added that those identified were also told to “falsely implicate” McBride in racketeering activities.
McBride said, “Their desperation knows no bounds and it comes at a time when the IPID is interviewing more suspects to add them to the corruption case against Phahlane. We have received information that our investigators were allegedly paid money to make false allegations against IPID investigators who are investigating Phahlane. The IPID will not be deterred from pursuing its investigations.”
He promised to release more information “in due course”, he said, “We will not be intimidated into stopping our investigations against Phahlane‚ which is the real motive behind the actions of our suspects‚”
“Its a matter of public record, that the IPID’s investigations have uncovered corruption running into millions [of rand] in the SAPS‚ and every day we uncover more. We expect that there will be a push back against us. The end is near for thieving cabals who will soon be brought before the courts‚” he said.
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