Criminal charges have been laid against ‘McBride, Sibiya, O’Sullivan for allegedly conspiring to assassinate Hawks boss Ntlemeza, a recent shocking report stated.
According to the report filed by Mail and Guardian, and confirmed by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), also known as the Hawks, the police watchdog’s boss Robert McBride‚ former top Hawk Shadrack Sibiya and private investigator Paul O’Sullivan‚ will be facing Nine count charges, including treason and conspiracy.
An affidavit has even been submitted to Bedfordview police by Gauteng Hawks boss major-general Prince Mokotedi.
The case was opened after Gauteng Hawks boss Prince Mokotedi claimed in an affidavit, that the three conspired to have him and Hawks boss Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza killed.
According to him also, the private investigator, O’Sullivan was trying to force President Jacob Zuma to step down from office by orchestrating a revolt against him.
“This stems from serious allegations about a plot against senior government officials, the information of which was sourced from reliable sources,” Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, explained while confirming that the affidavit is presently at Bedfordview police.
“We are, however, not in a position to divulge the contents of the affidavit, the alleged senior government officials targeted and the so-called plotters,” he said.
The affidavit apparently also claims that members of Afriforum and official opposition Democratic Alliance were also involved in the surreptitious meeting targeted to identify certain people “as targets for vexatious criminal investigations and shaming in the media”.
The list in the affidavit includes:
- Acting national police commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane.
- Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza.
- Gauteng Hawks boss Prince Mokotedi.
- National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Advocate Shaun Abrahams.
- Newly-appointed State Security Agency head Arthur Fraser.
Also included in the affidavit
Prince Mokotedi asserts their intention was to “destabilise the security forces of the country and to oust the president of the country through popular revolt.
Meanwhile, Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini attacked the report saying the report detailing a secret meeting between O’Sullivan, Mcbride and Sibiya at a house that once belonged to Czech fugitive Radovan Krecjir, was being done to mislead the public.
“The concern is that people in high office are going to this extent to falsely implicate people in wrongdoing … It is the same pattern that we have seen since the rendition saga began. It is being repeated by the very same characters.”
This newest development indicates an all-out war for power and control of the justice cluster.
McBride is expected to hold a press conference on the matter later on Tuesday.