Prophet Bushiri claims hawks members tried to get bribes from him. Ipid said investigations into allegations Bushiri made against the Hawks have been delayed due to his busy schedule.
It appears controversial Prophet is too busy for the police. Late last year, he opened a case with Ipid, claiming Hawks members tried to get bribes from him.
Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini said: “The suspects are yet to be identified, and there’s still a lot that needs to be done in the investigation, which depends on the availability of the complainant.”
In November, Daily Sun reported Bushiri’s lawyer Terrence Baloyi claimed cops had demanded money to make the probe go away. He said they asked for R10 million at first, but when Bushiri refused to pay they reduced it to R5 million.
He said the amount later went down to R1 million before being increased to R3 million. Baloyi said this happened in April after it emerged Bushiri was being probed for money laundering, racketeering and rape.
At the time, the Hawks dismissed the claims. Daily Sun tried for a week to get hold of Bushiri, with no success. His spokesman Ephraim Nyndo hung up the phone.
Source: Daily Sun