Mokotedi's claims of plot against him 'devoid of truth' - AfriForum

2016-12-14 18:00
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Cape Town - AfriForum on Wednesday denied claims by Gauteng Hawks head Prince Mokotedi that the organisation was involved in an alleged plot to have him and other top officials vacate their offices. 

This after Mokotedi made explosive claims in an affidavit that a secret meeting took place between private investigator Paul O'Sullivan, Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride, former Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya and members of both the Democratic Alliance and AfriForum.

The meeting was allegedly aimed at identifying certain people "as targets for vexatious criminal investigations and shaming in the media".

But on Wednesday AfriForum denied that its head was present at the meeting.

"Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum, says that he and McBride have never met and that attempts to pretend that AfriForum had met with McBride and conspired with him, are devoid of all truth," AfriForum said in a statement.

"AfriForum accuses Genl Maj Prince Mokotedi of attempting to conceal his own role and those of other supporters of President Jacob Zuma in the capturing of the criminal justice system by telling lies."

According to Kriel, Mokotedi filed the affidavit because he is concerned about a report AfriForum published in which the organisation allegedly exposes Mokotedi as one of the role players in the "illegal capture of the criminal justice system by Zuma supporters". 

Kriel also said in the statement that AfriForum will not be distracted by Mokotedi's "dirty tricks", and that they will continue to fight corruption and expose those who have undue influence over the criminal justice system.  

Robert McBride told News24 on Tuesday that Mokotedi's claims are attempts to get rid of him and that he was not sure if any Democratic Alliance and AfriForum members had attended the meeting.

Read more on:    afriforum  |  hawks  |  prince mokotedi  |  johannesburg  |  politics

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