The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has accused SAPS management of abusing intelligence classification regulations in an attempt to cover-up corruption worth almost R100 Million
The IPID has accused the South African Police Service management of using classification regulations in a bid to hide corruption worth millions.
IPID head Robert McBride has made the allegations an an affidavit in response to an application brought forward by General Khehla Sitole ( National Police Commissioner) as well as his two deputies.
The three police officials have asked the High Court to set aside the court order which had ordered them to declassify documentation in relation to three deals with I-View, a Durban-based company.
Eyewitness News revealed last year that I-View and high-ranking police officials had been accused of tender fraud after an attempt to illegally gain access to funds in order to buy votes at the ANC elective conference.
McBride’s answering affidavit and counter-application compelling Sitole and management to declassify documents needed as evidence in three separate corruption cases involving I-View.
The IPID head had denied Sitole’s claim that the documents would constitute intelligence information and that the requested disclosure thereof could compromise national security.
McBride claims that the documents have been illegally classified in an attempt to conceal the suspected crimes.
The affidavit revealed that the Inspector-General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe had advised Sitole that the release of the documents would pose no risk, however despite this Sitole has refused to do so.
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