Top cop apprehended over 2017 multimillion-rand SAPS tender corruption
Ipid said the arrest of the officer tallies the number of suspects who are faced with charges relating to corruption, fraud, money laundering, and theft to 13
On Monday, a high-rank police officer was apprehended before dawn at her house.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) mentioned in a statement the arrest of the officer tallies the number of suspects who are faced with charges relating to corruption, fraud, money laundering, and theft to 13.
The group is expected to come before the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.
The senior South African Police Service (SAPS) official is in connection with the distribution of emergency warning equipment for police in 2017.
“The contract price and exposure to the police fiscus was R191 million. However, R65 million was paid to the service provider, Instrumentation for Traffic Law enforcement (Pty) Ltd. The payment of R22 million was stopped at the advanced stage of the Investigating Directorates probe into the matter,” said Ipid spokesperson Sindisiwe Twala.
“The latest arrests joins eleven other people, former National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, former Gauteng Police Commissioner Deliwe de Lange, Gauteng deputy police Commissioner Major -General Brigadier Nombhuruza Lettie Napo, Lieutenant General Ramahlapi Johannes Mokwena(retired Divissional Commissioner), Brigadier James Ramanjalum, and Major General Ravichandran Pillay, Thomas Dumas Marima( Colonel), Maetapese Joseph Mulaiwa(Seargent ) The Civilians are Judy Rose, Samantha Andrews, Vimpie Manthatha and a company represented by its director Vimpie lastly Instrumentation for Traffic Law enforcement (Pty) Ltd.”
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