Many South Africans are relying on Fikile Mbalula for protection but it appears the Police Minister and his family needs some protection.
In a shocking leaked document, details of a plot to kill Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and harm his family and his adviser, Bongani Mbindwane, have emerged.
But Mbalula warns he will not be deterred from cleaning up the police force.
“I am shocked and extremely disappointed that this has gotten this far. I have been aware of work environment difficulties, but did not think they would escalate to this potential lawlessness.
“I will not be deterred from cleaning up the SAPS and professionalising it,” he said this week.
A source revealed that axed acting national police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, a former Hawks boss and a suspended crime intelligence head, are working together in an underground operation to oust Mbalula from office and frustrate operations in his ministry.
Phahlane was axed by Mbalula shortly after he took office while a court ruling set aside the appointment of the former Hawks head.
According to the source, the three men known as “Big Three” worked vigorously on an operation, Project Wonder.
They are said to have infiltrated Mbalula’s ministry, targeting different departments. One target is deploying “key senior police officials” to certain positions and removing those closely linked to Mbalula. It is also believed they intended to approach former police commissioner Bheki Cele to solicit his support.
There were also allegedly efforts to implicate Mbalula in the murder cases of Northwest businessman Wandile Bozwana by planting women in his office.
The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has stepped in support of his former friend and comrade during their ANCYL days.
”The Mbalula i used to know is a strong man, i bet you they won’t even get close to him. He is the Minister of Police for crying out loud,” said the CIC.