McBride reveals ANC buying votes with latest affidavit in the I-View battle

McBride reveals ANC buying votes with latest affidavit in the I-View battle

The IPID has detailed how it believes a contract that had been irregularly awarded by the SAPS with a higher than normal price tag had been a cover for money laundering in order to buy votes at the 2017 ANC national conference

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The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has revealed the details of their allegations in a critical affidavit by the organisations head, Robert McBride.

The document had been filed in relation to an ongoing matter between the IPID and Khehla Sitole, the national commissioner for the police.

The IPID believes that money from a questionable tender had been used to secure votes at the December 2017 ANC National Conference.

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This was the same conference where current President Cyril Ramaphosa had overcome Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become the leader of the party.

The court battle is currently focused on acquiring documents from Sitole, which were deemed classified. The police official had refused to hand over the documents, which were needed to investigate the matter further.

READ ALSO: IPID boss accuses Sitole of hiding corruption by refusing to supply documents

Briefly.co.za had reported earlier that 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.

In this latest affidavit, McBride has revealed that the organisation's investigations had found that during protests in 2016, police crime intelligence paid I-View R33 million.

This had been for software used to watch social media sites and had been awarded without following procurement processes.

The IPID is also examining an inflated deal for the purchase of a device used to intercept phone calls. The SAPS had allegedly paid I-View R45 million for the cellphone grabber, which usually sells for no more than R10 million.

The excess funding, according to the IPID, was then used to buy votes at the ANC National Conference.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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