The cars‚ which are said to include a Land Rover Discovery‚ a Range Rover Sport‚ a Toyota Hilux bakkie and a VW Amarok bakkie‚ have all drawn the very keen interest of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).
The interest follows a raid by directorate investigators on Phahlane’s multimillion-rand Pretoria home last week.
In that raid‚ investigators were searching for an R80,000 sound system.
Directorate spokesman Moses Dlamini‚ when asked whether their investigators were looking into Phahlane’s vehicles and how they were financed‚ declined to comment.
National police spokesman Brigadier Sally de Beer said the allegations‚ which were unlawfully leaked to the media‚ were factually inaccurate and seem to be an attempt to defame and humiliate Phahlane.
She said court proceedings would soon take place where all would be revealed.
“There is a lot of interest in a number of his very expensive assets‚ particularly given that he has been able to pay them off so quickly.”