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Cope lays charges against Police Minister Mbalula

Cope has laid criminal charges against Fikile Mbalula providing presidential protection for former Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

New Police Minister Fikile Mbalula at the SAPS training academy in Pretoria West. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Cope has laid criminal charges against Police Minister Fikile Mbalula for allegedly contravening the Presidential Protection mandate by providing protection for former African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

The party says Dlamini-Zuma was driven and escorted to an ANC meeting in Sasolburg in the Free State last week, by the PPU.

Cope says she’s not a president and does not qualify for presidential treatment, protection and privileges.

While the South African Police Services says it can't discuss any details on the security protection afforded to the presidential hopeful due to security reasons, Cope's Dennis Bloem says she is an ordinary civilian.

“She is not a Member of Parliament, she is a civilian.”

Bloem says it’s clear this is a cover up of corruption and illegal activity.

“This is a cover up for wrong things.”

The police's sally de beer says in terms of the PPU’s mandate Dlamini-Zuma is the former AU chairperson and further protection has been approved.

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