AS IT HAPPENED: It was a farce with them trying to arrest me - Booysen tells state capture inquiry

2019-04-18 09:51

The state capture commission has heard testimony of the former KwaZulu-Natal head of the Hawks, General Johan Booysen.

Former head of the KZN Hawks General Major Johan B

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18 Apr 12:46

Zondo adjourns proceedings for the day.

Next sitting on May 2

18 Apr 12:38

Booysen now deals with the day he was arrested on racketeering charges.

He says the moment junior police officers escorted him out and put on a show that they had the General was "the most embarrassing moment". @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 12:33

The police air wing is supposed to be a secure place.  

But when we drove in there, there was paparazzi everywhere - Booysen

18 Apr 12:30

He didn't even know what a founding affidavit was.  

It was a farce with them trying to arrest me, Booysen tells the commission

18 Apr 12:24

Booysen learnt that the journalists had interviewed Madhoe who accused him of these things.

"Madhoe said he was investigating me which I thought was a joke because he was from supply chain management". @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 12:20
Booysen says that he was informed that two journalists from the Sunday Times would be running a story that he was the head of a death squad. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 12:19
"Madhoe is from Supply Chain Management. I don't even think he can investigate shoplifting," Booysen says

18 Apr 12:18
Journalists told me that on a shootout, I blocked the vehicle with a helicopter and my guys came and shot the guys dead, says Booysen

18 Apr 12:16
Booysen turns to Cato Manor death squad allegations published by the Sunday Times

18 Apr 12:12

McBribe joked: I will be the next one to be suspended, says Booysen  

And then he was suspended

18 Apr 12:11
"I had never done something like this, I was shaking," Johan Booysen testified before the commission of inquiry into state capture.

18 Apr 12:09
Booysen gives one example of the misuse of the secret services account which was a fence built around the private residence of former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa in KZN. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 12:07

Booysen says at one instance the secret account was used to pay for security upgrade at the residence of former Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa.

He says a fence was built at cost of R195 000 at Mthethwa's private residence. @StateCaptureCom

18 Apr 12:00
Booysen says some of the statements incriminating Richard Mdluli and others in the investigation were not included in the docket. #StateCaptureInquiry

18 Apr 11:57
Booysen says Madonsela was later instructed to hand over the dockets by Gen Riah Phiyega. He says the investigation was given to junior investigating officer. #StateCaptureInquiry

18 Apr 11:56

#StateCaptureInquiry: Statements incriminating Richard Mdluli and others in the investigation were not included in the docket.

Booysen cannot tell the commission why.

"I can only speculate," he says. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 11:55
Officials abused the secret services account by promoting people illegally, says Booysen

18 Apr 11:52

Brigadier Simon Madonsela was tasked with the KZN leg of this investigation.

Booysen says that Madonsela was instructed to hand over the docket to an investigator with less experience than him. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 11:49

#StateCaptureInquiry: This investigation dealt with the abuse of money that should have been used by crime intelligence for organised crime.

Booysen believed that the investigation pointed fingers at Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 11:45
Booysen says that Brigadier Simon Madonsela and one other asked him to assist and provide advice because crime intelligence officials in KwaZulu-Natal were obstructive of the investigation.

18 Apr 11:44
Booysen was informally involved in the looting investigation

18 Apr 11:42

18 Apr 11:41

"The gentleman arrived at the office. The gentleman introduced himself as Edward Zuma, who is actually not the brother, but the son of the then President.

"He started talking about the R15m I had frozen. He wanted it to be unfrozen. He said he was a silent partner of Panday and he was not getting his dividends," Johan Booysen testified at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

18 Apr 11:38
Richard Mdluli was identified as being responsible for the looting of the secret services account, says Booysen

18 Apr 11:36
#StateCaptureInquiry : Booysen deals with his next investigation "looting of the secret services account". @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 11:36
Booysen explains looting of the secret services account

18 Apr 11:16
Short adjournment

18 Apr 11:08
#StateCaptureInquiry : Booysen now deals with the "Amigos* case" RE: The fraudulent acquisition of water purifying plants for hospitals in KZN. Charges were laid against KZN leadership Peggy Nkonyeni and Mike Mabuyakhulu. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 11:05
Acting DPP Simphiwe Mlotshwa was pushed aside, replaced. - Booysen

18 Apr 11:03
The Acting DPP in KwaZulu-Natal was under pressure to withdraw charges against two members of the provincial legislature, Peggy Nkonyeni and Mike Mabuyakhulu, linked to the "Amigos case", says Booysen

18 Apr 11:01
#StateCaptureInquiry : Booysen says that according to his knowledge, the R15m seized from Panday has not been paid out to this day. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 10:55
#StateCaptureInquiry : Booysen goes through a 2nd instance when Panday attempted to bribe saps, evidence was collected and Panday was arrested. "He appeared in court but that case was withdrawn as well". @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 10:54
There was enough evidence to arrest Panday, and he was arrested, but that case was also withdrawn - Booysen testifies

18 Apr 10:51
Panday bribed Stevens with R2 000, says Booysen

18 Apr 10:50
Out of 19 meetings, 16 were recorded audibly and visually, says Booysen

18 Apr 10:49
Booysen used section 252a authority (in the Criminal Procedure Act) to do a sting operation

18 Apr 10:48

I got a frantic call on January 1.  

Panday wanted the R15m released, says Booysen

18 Apr 10:46
#StateCaptureInquiry : Booysen now moves to the attempts to have the R15m seized from Panday released. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 10:41

It (the review application) was a paper exercise. That tells me they never intended prosecuting them, says Booysen.  

"It's now struck off the roll."

18 Apr 10:39

#StateCaptureInquiry : Charges were later withdrawn against Madhoe and Panday.

"In this particular instance, every conceivable evidence is in that docket, the evidence was overwhelming, but in spite of this charges were withdrawn" - Booysen. @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 10:38
WATCH: Day 83 of the state capture inquiry testimony from former IPID head Robert McBride here

18 Apr 10:36
Every conceivable type of evidence is in that docket, says Booysen

18 Apr 10:34
Launch of book coincided with the re-instatement of charges against Panday, says Booysen

18 Apr 10:31

Booysen reads out the conclusion in prosecutor advocate Bheki Manyathi's legal opinion on the Madhoes matter.

It reads: "The case against Madhoe is overwhelming and I recommend that he must be indicted in the High Court." @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 10:30
New provincial director of public prosecutions withdrew charges, says Booysen

18 Apr 10:24

Former KZN police boss instructed Booysen to shut down 'Panday investigation' - state capture inquiry hears

Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen says former KZN provincial commissioner Mmamonnye Ngobeni instructed him to shut down a sensitive investigation.

18 Apr 10:21

Booysen says that he found it odd that advocate Mrwebi entertained representations from Colonel Madhoe.

"He should have referred it back to the DPP in KZN" @CannyMaphanga

18 Apr 10:19

Representations are normally made to the DPP or advocate Miller, says Booysen.  

"My feel that advocate Mrwebi should not have entertained this."

18 Apr 10:14

'I was shaking' - Booysen on the arrest of KZN cop Navin Madhoe

Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss, Johan Booysen described the arrest of controversial KwaZulu-Natal police officer Colonel Navin Madhoe in a sting operation as something he "had never done before".

18 Apr 10:14

Booysen talks about what happened after Madhoe's arrest.

He says that advocate Mrwebi asked the Durban Prosecutor, "Besides a scrap piece of paper, what other evidence is there against Madhoe?" @CannyMaphanga

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