Timeline and analysis: Who did what (and when) in the Hawks/Ipid saga

Investigation against acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane was relaunched when the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) Robert McBride went back to his position after he was illegally suspended by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

Phahlane denies corruption allegations against him put forward by private investigator Paul O'Sullivan.

Who is telling the truth?

Robert McBride and Khomotso Phahlane can't both be right. Someone is lying.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

Police Minister and Robert McBride are not seeing eye-to-eye. The political person accountable for having to answer for this is involved. Police Minister has already chosen sides, and that indicates to me that what's at play here is politics not the upholding of the law.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

Will NPA act against Phahlane?

You can't ignore allegation that NPA is wielded by those in power to bring politically motivated prosecutions against people.

Karima Brown, political analyst and Talk At Nine host

It all links back to previous prosecutions...

The investigating officer involved in Paul O'Sullivan's matter is Major-General Ntebo Mabula. Arresting officer was Brigadier Ncube. We go back to about 2008/2009 on corruption investigation and prosecution of Jackie Selebi. It was during that Jackie Selebi period that Mabula and Richard Mdluli executed the arrest of then prosecutor Gerrie Nel, and that was subsequently withdrawn.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Why has this particular team brought in from North West province with a clear history of having interventions in other high profile cases.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Listen to Barry Bateman and Karima Brown below for more background of what's happening at Ipid and Hawks...


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