Phahlane cries abuse over Ipid probe
The acting National Police Commissioner believes that his rights have been abused by Ipid's investigation into allegations against him.
CAPE TOWN - Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane believes his rights have been abused by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate's (Ipid) investigation into allegations against him.
Phahlane has also questioned the conduct of private forensic investigator Paul O’ Sullivan, who laid a complaint with Ipid.
Phahlane appeared before Parliament’s police portfolio committee with Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.
He says that he had his first formal meeting with Ipid about its probe on allegations of corruption and defeating the ends of justice in January.
During the meeting in his office, he says the news broke that his house was being raided.
“While we have said that we’ll cooperate with any competent authority to conduct investigations, it cannot be that the abuse be left unattended and we’ll be instituting legal proceedings.”
Phahlane is squaring up for a court battle against Ipid and O’ Sullivan.
Earlier, Members of Parliament were taken through an independent forensic report and allegations made against him in 2012.
Phahlane says while he was cleared of wrongdoing, allegations continue to be peddled in the media.
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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)