ICD says it will investigate Nel arrest

2008-01-21 00:00

Cape Town — The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) has agreed to investigate the arrest of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) advocate Gerrie Nel, following a request by the Democratic Alliance.

DA Safety and Security spokeswoman Dianne Kohler-Barnard said yesterday she has received written confirmation that the ICD will investigate the circumstancs of the arrest.

"The fact that the ICD is willing to investigate the events surrounding Nel’s arrest sends a clear message that the manner in which the arrest was executed was highly suspect and warrants further investigation," Kohler-Barnard said.

"We call upon the ICD to proceed with the investigation as a matter of urgency. The relationship between the Directorate of Special Operations and the South African Police Service is patently deteriorating daily," she said.

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