Urgent meeting over police ‘hit list’
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa will reportedly hold an urgent meeting in Pretoria shortly.
JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Monday called an emergency meeting with 18 senior officers who are apparently on a hit list.
News channel eNCA is reporting the urgent meeting will take place in Pretoria.
The move follows revelations by sacked national police commissioner Bheki Cele that Lieutenant General Layton Mzondeki 'Sean' Tshabalala, whose body was found in his office at the SAPS headquarters in Pretoria last month, was number one on the list.
Cele made the comments at Tshabalala's funeral over the weekend.
Mthethwa was attending an ANC National Executive Committee meeting in Mpumalanga when the details emerged.
He cut his trip short to meet with the officers mentioned on the list.
Mthethwa's spokesperson Zweli Mnisi says the matter is very serious but the authenticity of the list is still being determined.
Cele's successor Riah Phiyega told mourners at the service she had not heard of the list.
The alleged document includes the names of Hawks boss Anwar Dramat and suspended acting crime intelligence head Chris Ngcobo.