11 January 2019

South Africa: National Police Commissioner Turns to Court to Flush Out Info On ANC Vote-Buying Scandal

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IPID's investigation into an alleged attempt by SAPS and CI top brass, as well as former Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula's adviser, Bo Mbindwane, to siphon off funds from the SAPS Crime Intelligence budget prior to the ANC's 2017 Nasrec elective conference to buy votes, will not be affected by a Pretoria High Court order on Thursday for the records to be handed over to National Commissioner Khehla Sitole.

Sitole issued a media statement on Thursday saying he welcomed the ruling by the Pretoria High Court compelling a Pretoria magistrate to hand over documents she had relied on to issue subpoenas for Sitole, Bindwane, as well as former acting head of Crime Intelligence Bhoyi Ngcobo, Deputy National Commissioner of Crime Detection, Lieutenant-General Lebeoana Tsumane and Deputy National Commissioner of Management Advisory Services Major-General Francinah Ntombenhle Vuma.

The subpoenas were for those implicated to explain to IPID their presence at a meeting at a Pretoria hotel with Durban businessman and SAPS supplier Inbanathan Kistiah and his company Brainwave, trading as iView three days before the ANC's elective conference at...

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