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Acting national police chief says his privacy has been invaded

The statement follows confirmation that Khomotso Phahlane is the subject of an investigation.

FILE: SAPS acting National Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane provides an update on the #Fees2017 protests in Pretoria on 10 October 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has accused private investigator Paul O’Sullivan of invading his privacy and security.

The statement follows confirmation on Wednesday by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) that Phahlane is the subject of an investigation.

However, the details of the case have not been disclosed.

It’s understood the top cop is accused of defeating the ends of justice, for allegedly interfering with witnesses during a probe into his house in a luxury estate in the north of Pretoria.

Phahlane has questioned how he can be accused of defeating the ends of justice if he has never been informed that he was being investigated.

His spokesperson Mashadi Selepe says, “Nothing has been brought to the attention of the national commissioner yet. We are not aware.”

Phahlane has further accused O’Sullivan of invading his privacy, while seemingly collaborating with Ipid officials.

Eyewitness News understands this claim relates to O’Sullivan being accompanied by Ipid officials and questioning the developer of the lieutenant general’s house, as well as officials at the estate where he lives.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)