The police watchdog's investigation of South Africa's top cop, acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, has been extended to include allegations that he has been complicit in racketeering and money-laundering. On Thursday, Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesman Moses Dlamini confirmed that allegations against Phahlane other than those relating to corruption were now being investigated. "The charges are being expanded. There is already the corruption charge, but now we are also investigating defeating the ends of justice, money-laundering and racketeering." Phahlane and his lawyers are refusing to answer Ipid's questions, saying the directorate is on "a fishing expedition" and is being influenced by "external forces". The Times has obtained copies of correspondence between Ipid and Phahlane. This correspondence includes a list of 24 questions put to Phahlane by the directorate. They illustrate the expanded scope and scale of the watchdog's probe. Phahlan...

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