Zille wants tapes

Cape Town mayor Helen Zille yesterday asked the police to let her listen to tapes related to the city "spy" affair.

Cape Town mayor Helen Zille yesterday asked the police to let her listen to tapes related to the city "spy" affair.

Her request, in a letter to Provincial Commissioner Mzwandile Petros on Monday, comes after police played some of the tapes to journalists.

She said in a statement that Petros had also "presented" the tapes to Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Independent Democrats' leader Patricia de Lille.

The tapes were made by private investigator Phillip du Toit, an employee of George Fivaz and Associates, which was commissioned to probe the activities of councillor Bhadi Chaaban.

In the letter DA leader Zille told Petros: "Refusal to make the same access available to me will strengthen the perception that the police are releasing selective information to certain political leaders to use for their own ends."

De Lille said earlier in the day: "I can now confirm that there are over 300 tapes." - Sapa

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