May 20, 2024

Director-General in the Presidency Phindile Baleni under death threats

Phindile Baleni

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa has issued out a statement alerting the public on the death threat received by Director-General in the Presidency Phindile Baleni.

 “Several days ago, Ms Baleni received a threat by an unknown person or persons who seemingly want to affect the Presidency’s processing of the findings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State. Ms Baleni found, in her letter box at home, an envelope containing a bullet and a letter in which the perpetrator(s) made a threat against her life.”

The matter has been handed over to security agencies for investigations with Baleni provided protection. The letter accompanied by a bullet gives orders Baleni to force the president to stop the state capture of inquiry, and release suspects of the Babita Deokaran. The letter further threats that they have eyes in all provinces and will eliminate her even though she is being escorted by soldiers.