Phahlane describes alleged coup plot as "unfortunate" before police committee

EWN Parliamentary Correspondent, Gaye Davis was in Parliament on Thursday attending the police committee. meeting.

Acting Head of the Hawks, Yolisa Matakata made her first appearance before the committee alongside Acting Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane.

Davis says the key things the committee wanted answers for apart from the budget briefings was the arrest of the so-called coup plotter, 33-year-old, Elvis Ramosebudi.

Today MPs wanted to know why the charges were watered down from conspiracy to murder and further diluted to indictment to murder once Ramosebudi appeared in court.

Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary Correspondent

Read: Hawks: NPA came up with 'coup-plotter' charges

Davis says Matakata told Members of Parliament that it was the National Prosecuting Authority that formulated the charges. The acting police commissioner, Phahlane describing the incident as "unfortunate".

He said that if there was a lesson that the Hawks and police should learn is that information that is communicated shouldn't provide too much on something that is still under investigation.

Gaye Davis, EWN Parliamentary Correspondent

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