NPA drops charges against Phahlane

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The National Prosecuting Authority will not pursue charges of defeating the ends of justice against suspended acting national commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

Phahlane was accused by police watchdog IPID of interfering in fraud and corruption investigations against him. IPID alleges that Phahlane paid for his Pretoria home using kickbacks from suppliers whom he allegedly assisted to get tenders.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku explains the decision by a Director of Public Prosecutions, or DPP.

“The DPP in North Gauteng after considering the evidence contained in the docket decided not to prosecute general Phahlane on a charge of defeating the ends of justice. He came to the conclusion that the state would not be able to prove its case beyond any reasonable doubt,” says Mfaku.

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