Mbalula says he 'won’t defend any wrongdoing' by Phahlane
The Police Minister was responding to questions at a briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday where he discussed his police strategy.
PRETORIA - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he’s concerned by the serious allegations of corruption made against acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane but says he will be guided by the courts on when and how to respond.
The minister was responding to questions at a briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday where he discussed his police strategy.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has revealed in court papers it has numerous suspicious vehicle transactions and raised questions about how Phahlane paid for the construction of his private residence.
Minister Mbalula declined to comment on the case against Phahlane, saying that it is before the courts.
“There are damning allegations made against someone who is in charge of the police. In terms of those issues, we are guided by the principles of our jurisprudence.”
However, Mbalula says he will not defend any wrongdoing.
“Rest assured, once evidence has been tested, it’s found to be authentic and judgment has been passed, the minister will not defend any wrongdoing.”
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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)