Tag Archives | Khomotso Phahlane

DA welcomes investigation into Phahlane and his wife, yet more needs to be done to clean up SAPS leadership

The DA welcomes media reports that former Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, his wife will hand themselves over to authorities in the morning. The couple, along with a businessman, face corruption and money laundering charges in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court. Phahlane will finally face the music for charges relating to cars the couple…

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DA requests investigation into exorbitant SAPS expenditure

Media reports today have revealed that on the last day of the 2015/16 financial year, the South African Police Service (SAPS) paid Forensic Data Analysts (FDA) over R52 million for a contract for 169 torches. This amounts to an astonishingly exorbitant R300 000 per torch. The invoice for the contract was paid for by the…

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DA confirms SAPS used potentially damaging device at anti-Zuma protest

A reply to a DA Parliamentary question has confirmed that the South African Police Services (SAPS) deployed a Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) during the anti-Zuma protest march in Tshwane in April 2017. This is incredibly serious as SAPS used potentially dangerous crowd control equipment in defence of the captured President Jacob Zuma. Police Minister, Fikile…

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Mbalula must suspend Phahlane today

In light of the damning answering affidavit by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), the DA reiterates our call for Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, to be immediately suspended given the multiple disturbing allegations that he has interfered in the investigation against him. Reports today and the affidavit specifically states that “There is a…

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Phahlane & IPID should be brought before Parliament for questioning

The DA will write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman, to request that Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane be brought before the committee for questioning, following the Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (IPID) raid of his home. The DA will also request that IPID be summoned before the committee to brief…

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Phahlane should subject himself to a lifestyle audit after IPID allegations

Reports today have revealed that the Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, is under investigation for seemingly living above and beyond what his salary should allow and further that he contacted witnesses in the investigation, prompting the police watchdog, IPID, to charge him with defeating the ends of justice. These allegations raise serious questions about…

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Appointment of Mondli Zuma does not inspire trust in SAPS top brass

The appointment of Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma as the Provincial Police Commissioner in Mpumalanga flies in the face of assertions by Acting National Police Commissioner (NPC), Khomotso Phahlane, that he is working to restore the image of the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) and to rebuild trust in their ability to fight crime in our country….

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SAPS 2016 plans – The proof will lie in the pudding

The DA notes with cautious optimism the statements made yesterday by Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko, and Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, at their media briefing on plans for the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the coming year. While they seem to have said the right things, it is well-established that police leadership and…

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