The Director-General of the Presidency of South Africa, Phindile Baleni, has received a letter with death threats and a bullet in an envelope at her home.
According to a media statement issued by The Presidency, Baleni received the letter in a letter box at her home a few days ago. Inside the envelope was a bullet and a letter threatening her life.
“Several days ago, Ms Baleni received a threat by an unknown person or persons who seemingly want to affect Presidency’s processing of the findings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector, incl. Organs of State,” the statement read.
“The Director-General reported this matter to security agencies, and she is receiving protection to enable her to continue her critical duties as Director-General of the Presidency, Cabinet Secretary and convener of the Forum of South African Directors-General,” the statement read further.
“The fight against crime and corruption will be unaffected by this threat against the Director- General.”
ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA