Deputy president Paul Mashatile’s vehicle was not present at the scene of a protection unit assault, as it had driven on before eight members of his unit attacked three men on the side of the road. 

This is what police minister Bheki Cele told members of the parliamentary committee on police on Wednesday. The SA Police Service leadership and members of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), which investigates allegations of police corruption, appeared before parliament to discuss the assault that occurred in July. ..

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