O’Sullivan laid charges that led to Ipid raid on top cop’s home
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\n \n \n O’Sullivan said on Friday that Phahlane was behind his being “hauled off a plane” to London last year after he had declared that the “criminal justice system in South Africa had been taken over by criminals”.\nFile photo \n \n \n \n \n
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\n Paul O’Sullivan is the man behind the charges against the country’s top cop which saw the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) swoop on Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane’s R8-million home on Thursday.\n
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The investigator told Radio 702 on Friday morning that he was the complainant in the case which related to kickbacks Phahlane allegedly received for awarding contracts to service providers when he headed the police forensic science laboratory.
The police commissioner had indicated on Thursday that he could take legal action after Ipid’s hour-long raid at his Pretoria’s Sable Hills Waterfront Estate at Roodeplaat Dam left his family traumatised.
O’Sullivan said on Friday that Phahlane was behind his being “hauled off a plane” to London last year after he had declared that the “criminal justice system in South Africa had been taken over by criminals”.
He said he had no doubts about Phahlane’s involvement because‚ the day after that incident‚ Hawks Gauteng head Prince Mokotedi “had me up against a wall in a police cell in Pretoria with handcuffs on my back and a finger in my chest‚ telling me I had upset too many people and I was going to pay for it”.
This‚ O’Sullivan said‚ was a precursor to the “treason and terrorism and other weird and wonderful charges” Mokotedi laid against him and Ipid head Robert McBride last year‚ which included an alleged plot to kill top police officials and provoke a public revolt in the country.
“I think what’s happened now is that the wheels are starting to turn in the opposite direction‚” he added.
O’Sullivan claimed that he had sent correspondence to Phahlane after his appointment regarding a state witness in the Radovan Krejcir case‚ who had had been placed in witness protection overseas‚ “was unlawfully brought back to the country” through a deal with former police detective head Vinesh Moonoo.
The witness would be “exposed” so that he could be murdered‚ and they planned to murder me as well”‚ O’Sullivan added
O’Sullivan suggested that as Phahlane seemed to have endorsed this arrangement‚ he wrote the commissioner a letter saying that he would now investigate him too.
He said Phahlane’s “lawful mandate…is to protect the citizens of this country‚ instead he chose to conspire with crooked cops and criminals‚ that’s why I went and investigated him and I found prima facie evidence of criminal evidence on his part”.
Ipid investigators met with Phahlane in his office on Thursday to take a warning statement from him and serve him with a search warrant for his luxury home.
Ipid sources said investigators were looking for evidence of an R80 000 sound system which Phahlane is alleged to have had installed in his home in exchange for securing a tender for a service provider. The tender was to allegedly to provide chemicals to the police forensic science laboratory.
– TMG Digital
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