Ipid to probe police conduct in Phala Phala scandal

Ipid to probe police conduct in Phala Phala scandal

The police's handling of the Phala Phala farm scandal's come under the spotlight. 

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Police watchdog Ipid is investigating the conduct of officers allegedly involved in the concealment of a break-in and theft at President Cyril Ramaphosa's Limpopo farm. 

Political party, the African Transformation Movement, asked the police watchdog to probe the 2020 matter. 

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It's already under investigation by the Hawks after former State Security Agency head Arthur Fraser opened a criminal case alleging thieves stole $4 million in cash from the farmhouse. 

He also accused Ramaphosa of bribing the robbers into silence. 

Ipid's Lizzy Suping says they are conducting a separate probe to avoid a duplicate investigation.

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"Ipid will probe the alleged conduct of the police officers in terms of the SAPS regulation while the Hawks is investigating the criminal element by the SAPS officials which includes amongst others, defeating the ends of justice and kidnapping.

"Ipid will pronounce on the outcome when the investigation is complete. The ATM party has also been made aware of the decision taken by Ipid."


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