O'Sullivan passport case back in court

2016-05-09 06:01
Paul O' Sullivan outside court. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Paul O' Sullivan outside court. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Johannesburg - Private investigator Paul O'Sullivan will be back in court on Monday on charges of contravening the Immigration Act after he was allegedly found with several passports at OR Tambo International Airport.

He was about to fly out to London with his daughters on April 2 when the Hawks swooped on an apparent tip-off from the Department of Home Affairs that someone was travelling on multiple passports.

Following his arrest, O'Sullivan also opened a case alleging torture against Gauteng Hawks head Prince Mokotedi over the way he was questioned while in police custody.

His legal representative said in a statement issued after his arrest that he was not trying to flee the country, but was taking his daughters back to school in London.

He planned to return a few days later.

However, The Star reported that O'Sullivan made a threat in an e-mail two weeks prior to his arrest, which he copied to the newspaper.

He reportedly said when he would be leaving the country, and that he would hold a press conference on alleged corruption by the ''Zupta-led'' regime.

This was a reference to the supposed close links between the industrialist brothers Gupta and President Jacob Zuma.

O'Sullivan's bail conditions include that he not go within 5km of an airport.

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