Top cop Khehla Sitole's Nasrec 'grabber' splurge and the 'non-existent' threat

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National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole.
National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole.
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A high-level intelligence report found there was no threat to the ANC's 2017 Nasrec elective conference, adding to the murk around the police's procurement of a R45 million eavesdropping device, known as a "grabber", just days before delegates cast their votes.

The report, compiled jointly by the State Security Agency, SAPS and the SANDF two days before the conference began, revealed that it was "unlikely" that any credible threat was posed to the gathering.

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