Police say there's no evidence to back Mkhwebane's poisoning claims

Police say there's no evidence to back Mkhwebane's poisoning claims

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane claimed that a member of the VIP protection unit was poisoned but the police say there is no evidence of such a deed. While an investigation is underway, the police requested the medical report.

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The police are looking into allegations of a poisoning but don't have any evidence to prove the claims.

According to South Africa's Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, one of the members of the VIP protection unit that keep her safe, have been the target of an alleged poisoning.

During a press briefing on Friday 05 July, Mkhwebane made the allegation, as reported on by News24.

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, made it clear no poisoning was reported.

"It is prudent to mention at the onset that at no stage did any member of the VIP Protection Unit make any report of ‘poisoning’ to police management."

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Mkhwebane refused to give more information, she only said some of her property had been tampered with.

Brigadier Naidoo stated that the member who was allegedly poisoned was contacted after Mkhwebane made the claims and it was determined that he did feel sick and suffered from abdominal pain.

“He consulted a general practitioner and the initial prognosis was that the member may have picked up a stomach bug or ate something bad. He was then required to have some tests done for which he made a day visit to hospital."

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The police are investigating the case and have requested a medical report and a report from the member.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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