Morris Tshabalala’s R50m budget for spy operation was not properly accounted for, Ipid says
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has disclosed that Capt Morris Tshabalala — known as Captain KGB — was allocated a budget of R50m for an intelligence gathering operation, at the ANC’s 2012 national elective conference in Mangaung. He had been appointed to head the operation‚ codenamed Rapid Deployment Intelligence (RDI)‚ at the conference where Jacob Zuma was re-elected the party’s president. In an affidavit submitted and read on record as part of the state’s opposition to Tshabalala’s bail in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria on Friday‚ the police watchdog’s head of investigations‚ Matthews Sesoko‚ stated that this budget was not properly accounted for. "As a result, the Ipid and the office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence [OIGI] will be conducting an investigation in this regard‚" Sesoko said. Tshabalala‚ who has evaded justice for 15 years while working as a crime intelligence operative based at Erasmuskloof in Tshwane‚ was arrest...
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