Police mum on 'destroyed evidence'
Johannesburg - Police have declined to comment on claims that evidence on crime and drug syndicates was destroyed after its former crime intelligence chief was arrested last year.
"We do not give out information on crime intelligence," McIntosh Polela, spokesperson for specialist police unit the Hawks, said on Wednesday.
"Operations on crime intelligence are not shared with the public," he said.
The New Age reported that it was believed the "purge" of the crime intelligence division in November was partly the result of an internal political struggle.
This reportedly led to the destruction of evidence of links between politicians and crime bosses.
The publication reported this happened after Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli was arrested for murder last year.
Mdluli was arrested in connection with the murder of Oupa Ramogibe in an alleged love triangle.