Staement: Police: So-called intelligence report has no status in the SAPS

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The South African Police Service would like to record the fact that it neither commissioned nor compiled the document titled “Ground Coverage Intelligence Report  -  Alleged Corruption & Related Activities KwaZulu-Natal” whose existence has been widely reported in the media in the recent past.

Furthermore, the SAPS wish to record the fact that this document has never been registered with any of its units for any purpose whatsoever.

The SAPS would, therefore, like to urge the media to desist from associating it with this document or any purpose for which it may have been compiled and/or distributed.

According to Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya – the deputy national commissioner who is directly responsible for the detective service, forensic science services and crime intelligence – “the work of the SAPS is underpinned by such a rigorous system of checks and balances that this document would not have passed even a single of the many verification tests that documents of its nature have to go through in order for them to be entered into the organisation’s official register.”

The senior management of the SAPS would, once again, like to assure South Africans that the mandate of the SAPS to fight crime will never be perverted to serve any self-serving personal agenda or political interest under their watch.

ENDS

Media contact: Colonel McIntosh Polela – 082 4751427

COLONEL McINTOSH POLELA

SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SAPS

NATIONAL MEDIA CENTRE

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

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