COPE Says It Will Report Ex-SSA Boss Arthur Frazer To The Cops In Pretoria

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The Congress of the People (COPE) on Sunday said it was going to report former director general of State Security Agency (SSA), Arthur Fraser, to the police in Pretoria for crimes the party said he allegedly committed.

In a statement, COPE said it will “be laying criminal charges of corruption against Mr. Arthur Fraser”, former Director General of SSA.

COPE added: “The charges will be laid on Monday morning, 27 June,10H00 at the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria.”

Dennis Bloem, COPE national spokesperson, said the allegations contained in the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture (Zondo Commission) “are very serious”.

Bloem said: “The abuse of taxpayers money on a private intelligence unit called Principal Agents Network (PAN) is very scary and needs immediate action from the criminal justice system.

“An investigation revealed that equipment of this unit like vehicles are still around Gauteng Province and a number of houses are registered in the names of individuals.

“We believe that poses a great danger to the security and stability of the country.”

Bloem said one of the recommendations of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on SSA was that the Hawks must reopen the investigation on Fraser, “an investigation that was allegedly halted by former Minister of SSA Siyabonga Cwele after an instruction from former President Jacob Zuma”.

Bloem added: “This action is the first of a series of rolling actions on the implementation of the Zondo Commission’s recommendations.

“We will continuously approach the police to lay criminal charges against different people whom the Commission recommends that the Hawks must investigate and charge.

“We believe that the country cannot wait on President Ramaphosa  for another four months before we act on the Zondo Commission’s Report.

“It is our duty and responsibility to assist the National Prosecution Authority and the Hawks by laying criminal charges against those who must face the full might of the law.

“We hope that the Hawks will treat this case as a priority case and arrest and charge Mr. Arthur Fraser.”

A few weeks ago, Fraser released a statement saying he had opened a case at the Rosebank Police Station against President Cyril Ramaphosa, whom he accused of defeating the ends of justice, kidnapping burglary suspects and interrogating them on his Phala Phala Farm.

Fraser alleges that the thieves stole more than US$4 million in the 2020 burglary. He accuses the President of covering up the incident by bribing the suspects.