“My lawyers have advised me that this is … unlawful,” he said yesterday. “They are on a fishing expedition.”
The raid had been conducted because of his comments about national police commissioner Riah Phiyega in January calling for her dismissal, said O’Sullivan.
“And then 30 cops come to my door. Excuse me?” O’Sullivan vowed to “redouble” his efforts to ensure that South Africa got “a proper police commissioner”.
National police spokesperson Soloman Makgale confirmed that the National Investigation Unit had raided O’Sullivan’s property, following allegations of possible contravention of the Electronic Communication and Transactions Act 36 of 2005.
O’Sullivan and “two accomplices” were suspected of falsifying and distributing a fraudulent bank statement alleging to be that of the chairperson of South African Airways, and subsequently accusing her of corruption.
Preliminary investigations had “confirmed” the alleged bank statement was falsified, he said.