Twitter went into a frenzy on Wednesday over allegations made at the Zondo commission of inquiry that Tiso Blackstar group associate editor Ranjeni Munusamy abused the Police Criminal Intelligence Unit “slush fund”.
Testifying at the Zondo Commission into State Capture, Hawks official Kobus Roelofse alleged that the veteran journalist had in 2008 benefited when R143 621.78 from the police spy unit's fund was used to settle her vehicle debt at Wesbank Vehicle Finance. This has led to her being placed on special leave.
The allegations saw many people taking to twitter to attack Munusamy.
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu said she was not the only journalist to have benefited.
“And we must still relate to these people as Journalists? Others work for @dailymaverick and are on the payroll of private illegal intelligence services masquerading as Law Firms. All these will be revealed!,” wrote Shivambu.