More than a week ago, there were allegations that Mahumapelo had received information about a plot to assassinate him and that a group of people had been given a R250 000 pre-payment.
The province recently experienced violent protests as residents demanded the removal of Mahumapelo who they accuse of corruption.
Maimane says, “This cannot be reduced to a factional issue, we want the South African Police Service (SAPS) never to be used by the faction of the African National Congress (ANC) … but in fact to do the work of the people of South Africa. So, let’s protect the institution.”
“The Hawks, historically were used by other factions under (former president) Jacob Zuma, now we do not want the reversal of that process, let them table a report and will take action from there.”
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