Booysen describes how Jiba participated in efforts to push him out

Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen has provided a timeline which suggests the internal disciplinary and criminal cases against him were part of a campaign to force him out of the police and halt high profile investigations.

Booysen was testifying at the Mokgoro Inquiry in Centurion on Monday.

He has told the inquiry that he was leading the fraud and corruption case against Thoshen Panday - a business partner of former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward.

Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman was at the commission.

What he tried to put across with the timeline is how there have been efforts throughout the years and Jiba has been playing a part in this particular effort, to push him out of the SAPS because of the politically linked and sensitive cases he was involved in.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

He says that he was investigating a certain businessman by the name of Thoshen Panday and this related to about R 50 million fraud and corruption related to tenders during the world cup. Booysen was leading this particular investigation and says running up to 2012 he was aware of pressure on him and through various other parties to drop the case...

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

He says it got to appoint where one of the suspects had tried to bribe him to make the case go away, it was a week after that that when the first of the so called Cato Manor' stories emerged in the Sunday Times, he as then suspended, managed to successfully challenge that. He says once he had done that, he was then criminally charged and this relates to a decision by Nomgcobo Jiba to authorise the racketeering charges against him.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

He says there was no evidence to support the case against him.

Booysen says he was hauled to a disciplinary hearing, cleared of all charges but not permitted to return to work before he finally retired in 2016.

He believes that the cases he was investigating, this one in particular and the proximity to President Jacob Zuma, he believes that is the reason why Nomgcobo Jiba authorised the racketeering against him.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to hear the full report...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

The initiative by Pernord Ricard South Africa will benefit at least 1,000 workers affected by the lockdown.

UJ makes use of 3D printing to make surgical face shields

UJ makes use of 3D printing to make surgical face shields

Library and Information Centre executive director professor Maria Frahm-Arp says the shield is reusable.

Construction company offers sanitisers and soaps to those in need

Construction company offers sanitisers and soaps to those in need

Hallfax CEO Femi Adeleke explains how the process of giving away the sanitisers work.

Lawyers for Human Rights want waste reclaimers to continue working

Lawyers for Human Rights want waste reclaimers to continue working

The organisation says it has sent a letter of demand to the City of Tshwane with no response.

Mokgoro Commission: Former KZN Hawks boss Johan Booysen details his Saps career

Mokgoro Commission: Former KZN Hawks boss Johan Booysen details his Saps career

EWN reporter Barry Bateman unpacks the latest at the Mkgoro Commission into Jiba and Mrwebi's fitness to hold office.

'Breytenbach testimony brought important issues to light'

'Breytenbach testimony brought important issues to light'

Tiso Black Star journalist Karyn Maughan unpacks Glynnis Breytenbach's testimony at the Mokgoro Commission of Inquiry.

Popular articles
COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

COVID-19 claims two more lives and positive cases now sit at 1,505

Health Minsiter Zweli Mkhize briefed the nation from the Khayelitsha Hospital in the Western Cape on Friday afternoon.

Soul singer Bill Withers dies

Soul singer Bill Withers dies

According to a statement released by his family a short while ago, Withers died of heart complications.

 FF Plus founder Constand Viljoen dies at age 86

FF Plus founder Constand Viljoen dies at age 86

The former South African Defence Force commander died earlier on Friday due to what's been described as natural causes.

Ipid investigates after 8 deaths recorded since lockdown

Ipid investigates after 8 deaths recorded since lockdown

About a week into the national lockdown, the Ipid said it was working on 12 cases where officers have been implicated in wrongdoing during this period.

Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

Premium spirits distributor pledges R2m to support bartenders and waiters

The initiative by Pernord Ricard South Africa will benefit at least 1,000 workers affected by the lockdown.

UJ makes use of 3D printing to make surgical face shields

UJ makes use of 3D printing to make surgical face shields

Library and Information Centre executive director professor Maria Frahm-Arp says the shield is reusable.

Construction company offers sanitisers and soaps to those in need

Construction company offers sanitisers and soaps to those in need

Hallfax CEO Femi Adeleke explains how the process of giving away the sanitisers work.

Lawyers for Human Rights want waste reclaimers to continue working

Lawyers for Human Rights want waste reclaimers to continue working

The organisation says it has sent a letter of demand to the City of Tshwane with no response.

Don't let FOMO get to you, join the baking club with these simple bread recipes

Don't let FOMO get to you, join the baking club with these simple bread recipes

Food critic Anna Trapido says baking can be quite soothing and people are looking for that.

[LISTEN] Here are some virtual travel suggestions for the lockdown

[LISTEN] Here are some virtual travel suggestions for the lockdown

Azania Mosaka speaks to travel correspondent Gabbi Brondani Rego on how you can still experience the world's best attractions.