- A former intelligence officer has accused Minister Bheki Cele of accepting a bribe from the Crime Intelligence slush fund
- Currently in witness protection, Colonel Dhanajaya Naidoo had testified how the Police Minister allegedly received R40 000 from the looted fund
- Cele has denied the allegations, adamant that no evidence had been provided to substantiate the claims
Police Minister Bheki Cele has been implicated in having received a bribe from the Crime Intelligence slush fund.
IOL reports that Cele had been fingered in the State Capture Inquiry by Colonel Dhanajaya Naidoo, who had testified from a secret location.
In witness protection for over a decade, Naidoo explained that an operative had met with Cele during his time as Police Commissioner, taking R40 000 with him for what the former crime intelligence officer insisted was a bribe:
“None of the money was returned to me. In my assumption, it was given to Cele."
However, the SABC reports the Cele has denied any involvement, adamant that no evidence had been produced to back up Naidoo's claims.
Briefly.co.za reported that Naidoo had related how Ranjeni Munusamy, a journalist currently working for Tiso Blackstar, had also enjoyed benefits originating from the slush fund which was meant to fund covert operations.
Munusamy's car had supposedly enjoyed a substantial service thanks to the fund, with Naidoo claiming he had met with the journalist on numerous occasions.
Nevertheless, Munusamy has strongly condemned the allegations and is currently preparing a response to the state capture inquiry.
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