Johannesburg - The Zondo commission has heard how the crime intelligence secret service account was abused for the benefit of crime intelligence officials.
Hawks official Colonel Kobus Roelofse testified at the Zondo commission on Tuesday and detailed his investigation into the abuse of the secret service account held by SAPS’ crime intelligence (CI) unit.
The account is used mainly for the provision of funds for CI agents to purchase assets and conduct investigations related to their work. It is not meant for private purposes.
Roelofse said earlier that his evidence would focus on his investigation into the abuse of the secret service account and also the lack of progress in several cases due to the unwillingness from SAPS officials.
He detailed how while he was investigating former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli over his involvement in the murder and kidnapping which took place in Vosloorus he was approached by a number of CI officials who wanted to report the abuse of the secret service account.