Police officers spent R5.3m on fake EFF and Fees Must Fall investigations – report

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- citizen.co.za | 3 weeks ago

A report in the Sunday Independent accuses top police officers of looting crime intelligence funds to the tune of R5. The publication says an internal report shows that these officials embarked on supposed investigations into the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Fees Must Fall movement leadership, but spent the money meant for these investigations on luxury hotels.

They also allegedly paid various amounts to non-existent “informants”. According to the report, Major-General Deena Moodley and Colonel Preadhashni Govender spent a night at the Drakensburg Sun Resort in December, 2016, under the pretext that they were “attending a meeting by EFF members planning a rally” due to “conspiracy to commit arson by EFF Student Command”, changing theirs stories to say they were investigating a plot to poison former president Jacob Zuma and a bomb threat on embassies in SA when it emerged that no such EFF rally was taking place.

“It was further established that Colonel Govender and Major-General Moodley were alone at Drakensberg Sun”, despite a room being booked for a supposed informant meant to “monitor an EFF Student Command meeting”, the publication quotes official documents as saying.

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