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Kgomotso Phahlane. Photo: Faisal Martin  ~ 

THE drama of a former top cop’s dirty laundry being displayed in public started in January and seems far from over.

Early on Tuesday morning, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate carried out a raid at the home of former acting national police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane’s upmarket house.

A cop insider told Daily Sun the directorate also carried out raids at houses which belong to Phahlane’s alleged accomplices.

“Radio frequency identification tags, for which the SAPS paid R374 million, were found hidden at a construction site and never used,” a police source said.

“Local police Criminal Record Centre equipment was found at other offices and a bakkie containing various documents was also confiscated during the searches.”

The cop added: “Ipid investigators confiscated documents which allegedly show Phahlane’s involvement in cases against Ipid investigators and its boss, Robert McBride.”

A car was also confiscated from Phahlane’s sister’s house.

The raid comes a month after the National Prosecuting Authority said it would not prosecute Phahlane because there was no prospect of success.

Phahlane was charged with defeating the ends of justice after allegedly contacting witnesses interviewed by Ipid.

The Ipid investigation centres on allegations that Phahlane organised for a company providing services to the police service to install an R800 000 sound system in his house in return for tenders.

Yesterday Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini said he was not prepared to comment.

Phahlane could not be reached for comment.

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