Disturbed by the recent posturing and unsolicited attacks and intrusion targeted towards his person and office with reckless abandon, the Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen views an unannounced visit by four Gauteng police officers to his office at Parliament as intimidation.
He stated that on May 12, the officers arrived at Parliament to obtain a warning statement from Steenhuisen, after State Security Minister David Mahlobo laid a charge of crimen injuria against him for a tweet in which he alleges Mahlobo might have had something to do with the break-in at the office of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Further more, evidence abound where he was in a meeting on Parliament’s finances when the policemen appeared at his office on the parliamentary precinct.
After the meeting, he went to meet them with DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach at his side. Breytenbach is a former prosecutor for the National Prosecuting Authority.
He also noted that, “I thought they were coming to brief me,” he said. But as it turned out, they wanted him to provide a warning statement.