No warfare chemicals — NPA

2008-03-12 00:00

The NPA has said it is still investigating the origin and contents of an anonymous letter recently addressed to acting national Director of Public Prosecutions, Mokotedi Mpshe.

NPA spokesman, Tlali Tlali, confirmed that Mpshe was not exposed to the letter and said the NPA can at this stage exclude the possibility that chemical warfare agents were used.

He said according to staff who handled the letter it had a distinct odour. Tlali said the letter was sent for forensic testing and the NPA is currently awaiting a report.

He said at this stage people are urged to exercise patience and to “treat with caution” the suspicion that the letter may have been laced with a poisonous substance pending the outcome of the probe.

Tlali said the letter had reached the NDPP offices last week Thursday.

The contents of the letter seemed to suggest it was from a “whistleblower” as it alleged “negative conduct” on the part of an NPA employee. “Speculation that the letter has anything to do with any of the high profile cases being handled … seems to have no factual basis,” said Tlali.

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