IPID decision on its investigation regarding the Phala Phala Farm theft incident

After an in-depth analysis of the ATM party request to investigate the alleged conduct of the police regarding the Phala Phala Farm matter, IPID has established that the complaint from the party was based on the statement of Mr Arthur Fraser, which has been circulating in the media space.

The same complaint is under investigation by the Hawks and the directorate is in constant contact with the team from the Hawks that is assigned to probe the same allegations. Even though these allegations involve senior members of SAPS, IPID would like to avoid a duplication of government resources in the investigation of the same matter.

IPID will probe the alleged conduct of the police officers in terms of the SAPS regulation while the Hawks is investigating the criminal element by the SAPS officials which includes amongst others, defeating the ends of justice and kidnapping.

IPID will pronounce on the outcome when the investigation is complete.

The ATM party has also been made aware of the decision taken by IPID.


Ms. Lizzy Suping

Director Communications and Marketing/Spokesperson

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)

Benstra Building, 473B Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria, 0001

T: (+27) 12 399 0092,www.ipid.gov.za LSuping@ipid.gov.za

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