The DA is calling for the immediate and indefinite suspension of Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, in light of allegations of his involvement in efforts towards influencing voters.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) took to Twitter on Thursday, 4 March 2021, to circulate a statement written by its Shadow Minister of Police, Andrew Whitfield. The DA has called for the immediate and indefinite suspension of the South African Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole.
The statement read, “General Sitole, and other high-ranking SAPS officials, reportedly tried to buy an electronic device capable of intercepting phone calls and cellphone messages, also known as a grabber, for R45 million ahead of the 2017 ANC conference at Nasrec, allegedly in order to influence voting. In what seems to be a bid to protect himself, the General then classified this failed attempt to procure this electronic device at a hugely inflated price – grabbers usually retail between R7 million and R10 million.”
It is believed that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is still conducting its investigation on the matter. Therefore, the DA is calling for Sitole’s suspension until the final report on the matter has been released. Moreover, the party is suggesting that Sitole is currently attempting to draw attention away from himself.
See the post below.
Police Commissioner, General Sitole and other high-ranking officials reportedly tried to buy an electronic device capable of intercepting phones for R45 million ahead of the 2017 ANC conference allegedly in order to influence voting.
He must be suspended!https://t.co/ZbKkbl2DMD
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) March 4, 2021