SAPS expecting to arrest senior officer involved in fraud, corruption

Johannesburg – Police are now expecting to arrest a lieutenant-colonel after eight officers were handcuffed on charges of fraud and corruption

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sithole set up a task tea following serious allegations of corruption dating back to 2017.

The task has been conducting a widespread intensive investigation into tender fraud relating to the branding of police vans. Eight officers, including a former lieutenant-general, were arrested on Thursday morning along with six private citizens.

The polices’s Vish Naidoo said: “Nine members of the SAPS, including senior police officers, as well as private company directors and employers are alleged to be involved in an elaborate act to defraud the state. These suspects have been arrested at their respective premises in various areas including Pretoria, Centurion and Durban.”

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