Gauteng Hawks Boss, Major General Prince Mokotedi has agreed to McBride’s challenge to undergo a lie detector test following the murder and corruption charge laid against him and two others.
Robert McBride, who is the Independent Police Investigative Directorate head, charged Mokotedi to take up a polygraph which he said should be finalized by next week.
This challenge came after Mokotedi opened a case of high treason, espionage, conspiracy to commit murder, corruption, tax evasion, immigration laws, defeating the ends of justice, intimidation and harassment against McBride, forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan, former Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya, and police captain Candice Coetzee.
Mokotedi made a statement saying his charges was based on information allegedly contained in an intelligence report and a threat assessment on himself and national Hawks head Lieutenant General Mthandazo “Berning” Ntlemeza.
But, the accused four denied the allegations and want the Hawks boss to prove the sincerity in his claim.
“Mokotedi is nothing more than a dishonest criminal, with a badge. He was unlawfully appointed by a corrupt minister of police, who decided to turn a blind eye to the fact that Mokotedi resigned ahead of a disciplinary inquiry, from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) after it had been shown he had deliberately leaked false information to the media,” O’Sullivan said in a statement on Tuesday.
“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. 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,” Kriel said, as he stressed the need for the Hawks boss to take up the challenge.
Reacting to this, Mokotedi said to a media interviewer that he would gladly take up the test, adding that he also has valid evidence of his claims.
“I’m not afraid, I will take up Mr McBride on his offer but we should consider that it is the evidence which should be presented in court, so I’ll take him on, on anything else except for the merits of the case itself,” said Mokotedi.
O’Sullivan however, suggest that the polygraph should be administered by the Polygraph Institute of South Africa.
“The questions to Mokotedi should be did he lie about the allegations in the affidavit, Does he know that allegations in the affidavit are false and does he know who leaked the affidavit to the media,” O’Sullivan suggested yesterday as he declares Mokotedi’s claims as mere hearsay.
“If ever there was a source, which I believe is also a lie by Mokotedi. Without a sworn statement from Mokotedi’s fictitious source, the document is not worth the paper it is written on.”O’Sullivan said