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Ipid reveals evidence showing deaths threats to its investigators

Ipid has revealed that evidence shows that death threats to several of its investigators are closely linked to police officers and possibly acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

FILE: Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane. Picture: Reinart Toerien

JOHANNESBURG – The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has revealed that evidence shows that death threats to several of its investigators as well as private forensic consultant Paul O’Sullivan are closely linked to police officers and possibly acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

The details are contained in a fresh affidavit filed on Thursday in the High Court in Pretoria.

Phahlane approached the court to have the search warrant of his private residence reviewed and set aside.

Ipid investigator Mandlakayise Mahlangu says in an affidavit that evidence shows the death threat sent in November is linked to a police officer based at the OR Tambo International Airport.

He says data reveals that the second threat sent in February came from a handset connected to a cellphone mast named police intelligence headquarters.

Mahlangu says the sender referred to himself as the cousin of a person they were investigating, which has led him to suspect the source is related to Phahlane.

This latest affidavit also contains details of numerous car transactions, where Phahlane was paid well above the book price for several vehicles.

It also states that witnesses have confirmed that Phahlane paid contractors who were building his house more than R700,000 in cash in plastic bags from the boowrongdoingr.

Phahlane's lawyer Piet du Plessis has dismissed the allegations as an orchestrated attack on the general.

"We consider this whole issue as a fishing expedition by people ill-meaning against the general. The general denies all wrong doing. There are charges of racketeering, there are death threats being mentioned which is all complete nonsense."

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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