Policing unaffected by Phiyega allegations - MEC

2013-10-29 15:09

Johannesburg - Police operations in the Western Cape are unaffected by corruption allegations against provincial commissioner Arno Lamoer, Community Safety MEC Dan Plato said on Tuesday.

Plato met senior police managers on Tuesday.

Lamoer was not at the meeting.

"A delegation of deputy commissioners have assured me that policing is stable and continues unaffected," Plato said in a statement.

The allegations relate to newspaper reports that national police commissioner Riah Phiyega told Lamoer on three occasions that she was aware he was under investigation.

According to the Sunday Independent, the telephone conversations were legally recorded by crime intelligence operatives monitoring Lamoer's calls.

He was allegedly associated with a Cape Town drug-dealer and well-known businessman.

In the conversations Phiyega reportedly made Lamoer aware of similar allegations by Hawks' boss Anwa Dramat.

According to the report, the disclosures outraged crime intelligence operatives, who had threatened to lay criminal charges against Phiyega.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate confirmed on Friday that it had received allegations of defeating the ends of justice against Phiyega.

Phiyega denied the allegations.

She said she had not been formally informed of the case of defeating the ends of justice against her, but was aware of the allegations.

  • Terrylin Backpackers - 2013-10-29 15:15

    Nothing affects the ANC or it's employees.

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  • Jack Tig - 2013-10-29 15:15

    Then howcome Khuli Mchana got shot???

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-10-29 16:35

      Happened in Gauteng and these things happened long before this.

      Ali Motaung - 2013-10-29 17:48

      Jack. I think they call him Khuli Chana (not Mchana).

  • Paige Turner - 2013-10-29 15:40

    How can anyone believe it is "unaffected"? The credibility of SAPS is tainted by suspicion, allegation, secrecy, proven criminal activity etc etc, plus Phiyega being an incompetent comrade (she can't even protect her fellow ANC cadres from suspicion and investigation, so how good is she really?).

  • ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-10-29 15:55

    I am sure that her M.B.A degree was bought from a local over the counter store in SOWETO!!!!

  • Erna Westdyk - 2013-10-29 16:16

    It seems like the mud is going sto tick if they have recordings of phone calls.

  • Daniel Watson - 2013-10-29 16:30

    This is so not right..u have the guys on ground level doing investigation trying to fight crime and then u have the big chiefs warning the criminals ....go ask the guys on the ground how they feel about their superiors sabotaging them...extremely affected policing

  • Daniel Watson - 2013-10-29 16:38

    freddy no.1 was mentioned in a affidavit in the Gupta scandal...yet today a watered down version is been presented...JZ has had so many charges against him yet because of his well place cronies he neva eva goes to court....let all investigation against Zuma and his cronies be investigated and prosecuted by the opposition...outcomes will be so different

  • Ali Motaung - 2013-10-29 17:25

    True!! They are so used to these kind of daily wrong things such that its no longer affecting them anymore. Business as usual ... Nothing wrong ...

  • Deon de Lange - 2013-10-29 17:27

    If so, then why do we need him in the first place. Another over-paid, gravy-training middle manager in an already grossly bloated civil service? Cut the fat and spare the taxpayer please.

  • Firmsly Kabelo - 2013-10-29 17:50

    I don't believe that the service isn't affected.

  • Timothy - 2013-10-29 18:25

    Image means nothing to the corrupt!

  • David Jelliman - 2013-11-26 22:13

    Why would the "policing" be affected anyway when IT DOESNT EXIST !!! And the very individual who should be upholding that responsibility is CORRUPT HERSELF !!!!!!!!!!! THE CURRENT ANC IS DESTROYING THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY.......... OUT WITH THE FAT CATS AND IN WITH SOME NEW MEMBERS PLEASE......... EVEN THE VERY PEOPLE WHO YOU THE ANC FAUGHT FOR ARE SICK AND TIRED OF YOUR CORRUPT WAYS...........

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