Apartheid law invoked for Phiyega

2013-11-03 14:25
Riah Phiyega (Deaan Vivier, Beeld)

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Pretoria - Crime intelligence divisional commissioner Major-General Bongiwe Zulu has sent Independent Newspapers a letter threatening legal action in terms of an apartheid-era law over reports published relating to police chief General Riah Phiyega’s alleged conversation around a drug case.

According to the Sunday Independent, the Independent Police Investigation Directorate is investigating Phiyega for defeating the ends of justice following a telephone conversation with Western Cape commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer over his alleged link to a local drug lord.

Last week, some Independent Newspaper titles reported on the matter after listening to a taped version of the conversation.

The Act, which is deemed to be unconstitutional, is currently being repealed. It states that any person who receives a secret official code or password of any document, model, article or information could be fined R10 000 or face up to 10 years imprisonment. 
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