South Africa 16.10.2015 11:00 am

Saps denies allegations made by Paul O’Sullivan

Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

The South African Police Service (Saps) has denied all allegations made by forensic consultant Paul O’Sullivan yesterday against Lieutenant-General Vineshkumar Moonoo.

O’Sullivan levelled a number of accusations against the divisional commissioner of the Saps’s Detective Service, including attempting to derail the investigation into now convicted criminal Radovan Krejcir.

“Lieutenant-General Moonoo has seen fit to actively engage himself in attempting to derail the various Krejcir investigations. Despite repeatedly raising this with Moonoo and his boss, General Phiyega, I have never had a written response to any of my allegations,” said O’Sullivan.

“In view of the fact Moonoo and the dirty cops under his command are a threat to national security, not least because they hob-nob with criminals and indirectly support terrorist organisations such as al- Qaeda, I am calling upon the minister of police and or the acting commissioner to immediately suspend Moonoo, pending a proper independent investigation into his patently criminal conduct.”

O’Sullivan also wanted an investigation into “the large number of dockets that have been intentionally removed from various other police units and have found their way to Moonoo’s office, where they are gathering dust, thereby favouring certain criminals who in turn ‘look after’ Moonoo”.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said the Saps had on several occasions requested O’Sullivan to support his allegations with evidence.

“He has so far failed to do so. Two senior detectives at level of brigadier were appointed to investigate his complaints. In one matter where the main allegation is about improper relations, Mr O’Sullivan failed to provide a statement under oath.”

“We believe Mr O’Sullivan’s allegations are prompted by the fact that General Moonoo is overseeing a criminal investigation against him for his alleged involvement in the complaint brought by the chairperson of South African Airways.

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