The ruling party is set for another long haul after scathing details of vote buying surfaced.
The fresh details was released by Ipid boss Robert McBride in an affidavit.
According to report, The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) believes money from a contract irregularly awarded by the police at an inflated price was to be laundered for the purchasing of votes at the ANC’s national conference in December 2017.
It was during the same conference that Cyril Ramaphosa overcame his political opponent Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by about 200 votes to become the party’s president.
The allegations were detailed in an explosive affidavit by Ipid boss Robert McBride in a matter between the police watchdog and the police’s national commissioner, general Khehla Sitole.
The police believe the documents contain information that may compromise national security as well as the identities of intelligence operatives. But Ipid says the documents were classified illegally in order to conceal various crimes, including rampant corruption involving police management.
At the centre of the allegations is a company called Brainwave Projects, trading as I-View Integrated Systems, which is said to have received about R54m from the police through various contracts awarded irregularly.
In his affidavit, McBride says Ipid’s investigations found that during the #FeesMustFall protests in 2016, the police’s crime intelligence paid I-View R33m for software to monitor social media sites without following procurement processes.