SA police deny alleged mistreatment list
Former Police Commissioner Bheki Cele revealed the list at the funeral of former officer Sean Tshabalala.
JOHANNESBURG - South African police have denied any knowledge of an apparent list of police members who were mistreated within the service, which was revealed by former Police Commissioner Bheki Cele on Saturday.
Cele revealed details of the list at the funeral of the police's former head of the inspectorate Sean Tshabalala who was buried in Randburg on Saturday afternoon.
Cele told mourners that Tshablala had made notes on his alleged mistreatment and proceeded to read out the notes at the funeral.
Cele reportedly asked mourners at Sean Tshabalala's funeral why the former head of the VIP Protection Unit was number one on the list of people who were targeted in the South African Police Service (SAPS).
Those who attended the funeral say the revelation was met with shock and mourners clapped as Cele read out notes about the alleged mistreatment.
National police spokesman Solomon Makgale says it's the first time they've heard of such a list.
"We're not aware of the list, that's all I can tell you."
Tshabalala's body was found in his office at the SAPS headquarters in Pretoria late last year.
The cause of death is still unclear at this stage.
An investigation into how he died is still underway.