IPID calls for Phahlane to be suspended

Acting national police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, faced police watchdog head Robert McBride in Parliament on Tuesday over allegations of corruption and money laundering as well as defeating the ends of justice.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has told MPs that Phahlane should be suspended to prevent him interfering in its investigation.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini on why they want Phahlane suspended.

Our argument for his suspensions is based on the interference...

Moses Dlamini, IPID national spokesperson

We call for suspension because there is an active campaign to interfere with the investigation, telling witnesses not to corporate.

Moses Dlamini, IPID national spokesperson

Dlamini says some of the Ipid officers have been involved in intimidation by some of Phahlane's alliances.

He says he believes Phahlane is being protected because there is a clear case of misconduct yet he remains in his position as police commissioner.

We are not saying that Ipid is above the law, if they believe some laws have been broken that should be investigated.

Moses Dlamini, IPID national spokesperson

To listen to the full interview with Ipid spokesperson...


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