- An ex-crime intelligence member has claimed that Ranjeni Munusamy had met with him on numerous occasions
- Colonel Dhanajaya Naidoo testified that the journalist's car had been serviced with state security funding
- This follows allegations that a secret state slush fund had paid off her vehicle to the tune of over R140 000
Ranjeni Munusamy has once again been implicated at the state capture inquiry, this time by Colonel Dhanajaya Naidoo.
The former crime intelligence member alleged that he had met with the top Tiso Blackstar journalist three times, once accompanying her to have her vehicle serviced.
The service, which included new tyres, fixing a faulty radio and even repairing a damaged seat, had been funded by 'company x'.
The Citizen reports that 'company x' was used by crime intelligence and the witness claimed that it would foot the bill for the New World Motors repair work.
New24 reports that Naidoo had claimed journalists were paid by intelligence to spin stories:
"My belief that journalists were being used by crime intelligence to plant stories in the media, I have knowledge of three instances were journalists were paid or used by crime intelligence," Naidoo told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture as it delves into alleged looting within the police's intelligence unit."
Briefly.co.za reported that Munusamy had been accused of benefiting from state security before, with a payment of over R140 000 made towards her vehicle.
Munusamy has denied the allegations, currently preparing her response to them for the inquiry:
"I deny the allegations made against me at the Zondo Commission today. They are baseless. I am working with my lawyers to draft a response to the allegations for the Commission, with whom I am cooperating fully."
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