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Treason plot: Afriforum says it didn’t braai with McBride

Suspended IPID head Robert McBride. Picture Credit: Gallo Images
Suspended IPID head Robert McBride. Picture Credit: Gallo Images

Gauteng Hawks head Major-General Prince Mokotedi is “telling lies”‚ AfriForum said on Wednesday.

The NGO denied claims made by Mokotedi that it had met with Independent Policing Investigative Directorate boss Robert McBride as part of a political plot that had been hatched to assassinate high-ranking policing and government officials

AfriForum in turn accused “Mokotedi of attempting to conceal his own role and those of other supporters of President Jacob Zuma in the capturing of the criminal justice system by telling lies”

A statement said that “Mokotedi claims inter alia that AfriForum and Robert McBride… had a braai together and conspired against him and others”.

The allegations are said to be contained in an affidavit deposed by Mokotedi on Monday.

Central to the plot are McBride‚ private investigator Paul O’Sullivan‚ former Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibya and suspended crime intelligence agent Captain Candice Coetzee‚ the Democratic Alliance and Afriforum.

AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel denied ever having met McBride‚ but said he has worked with O’Sullivan.

“It is clear that Mokotedi is telling lies because he is nervous after AfriForum and Paul O’Sullivan‚ a private investigator‚ published a report named Joining the dots: Capture of the criminal justice system‚” said Kriel.

“Mokotedi is exposed in the report as one of the role-players in the illegal capture of the criminal justice system by Zuma supporters. Apparently it seems that desperate cats indeed make desperate leaps.”

The report can de read here: https://www.afriforum.co.za/wp-content/uploads/Joining-the-dots-online.pdf.)

Kriel said “AfriForum’s legal team will study the affidavit that Mokotedi made to the police to consider complaints of perjury and defamation”.

On Wednesday‚ Mokotedi spoke to Radio 702 to defend his explosive allegations of a political plot that had been hatched to assassinate the high-ranking officials.

He called the plotters “The Black Hawks”‚ and said their ultimate aim was to incite a “popular revolt”‚ which was why they were being investigated for treason.

The four named in the plot were allegedly planning to assassinate acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane‚ Hawks head Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza‚ National Prosecuting head advocate Shaun Abrahams and newly appointed State Security Agency Director-General Arthur Fraser.

“There is a group that is called the Black Hawks‚ they are referred to as the Black Hawks‚ and some of the people that are referred to there‚ they are part of this whole thing that‚ the whole plan‚ to get senior police officials‚ like myself‚ General Ntlemeza‚ General Phahlane‚ removed from our positions… and also incite a popular revolt‚” Mokotedi said. – TMG Digital


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