Cop accused of being a spy back in court

2015-11-16 06:07
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Cape Town - A policeman accused of being used as a spy by the Western Cape Provincial Government is expected back in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The company of Paul Scheepers, a police captain, was employed by provincial government to debug cellphones in a contract valued at R115 800, a report on the provincial government website confirmed.

The ANC alleges that Premier Helen Zille hired Scheepers to spy on the ANC, and on Saturday laid charges at the Cape Town Central police station against her for “employing a private covert intelligence investigator to execute illegal communications surveillance work on state land and property”.

Scheepers was arrested in May and charged with fraud and violating the electronic communications act. 

Zille’s spokesperson Michael Mpofu earlier dismissed the spy allegations as “an absolute falsehood, and there can be nothing more outrageous than this claim”. 

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