Another damning court blow for top cop Khehla Sitole

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General Khehla Sitole. (Photo: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)
General Khehla Sitole. (Photo: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)

Top cop Khehla Sitole was dealt a hammer blow after an application for leave to appeal a withering court ruling – which found that he and two deputies had breached their duties as police officers by effectively waylaying an IPID probe into sweeping corruption – was denied. 

This week, Pretoria High Court Judge Norman Davis dismissed an application for leave to appeal his judgment in January – one which is a scathing indictment on Sitole's probity – with costs.

The court battle centres on a string of Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) corruption probes and the refusal of police top brass to declassify documents. This includes "classified information" around a supposed money laundering scheme to draw money from the public purse and disburse it to buy votes at the ANC's 2017 Nasrec elective conference.

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