Johannesburg - Police official Kobus Roelofse on Tuesday told the state capture commission of inquiry that attempts were made by top officials in the SA Police Service to stop him from giving testimony on alleged corruption in South Africa's law enforcement.
"I have, in the last couple of months, received increasing intimidating messages, which I consider as attempts to stop me from testifying at this commission. I do not want to mention names at this time, because I need to protect them. I was not expecting that at all...its a little bit sad that it happened. But it's not affecting my testimony. I am just placing it on record that it has happened, chairperson," said Roelofse.
Roelofse's evidence concerns illegal activities by senior officials in crime intelligence dating back to 2009, which he said were never fully investigated.
Commission chairman Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo condemned the intimidation and thanked Roelofse for agreeing to testify after inquiry investigators asked him to.
Notices were sent to at least 53 people implicated in Roelofse's evidence, said evidence leader Advocate Vershucka September.