15 arrested, including cops, for multi-million police car branding tender fraud | AfriTV Online

The South African police have arrested 15 people in connection with fraud, corruption , money laundering and robbery, some of them being retired or working officers. The accused have reportedly been involved in dodgy supply chain processes over a tende...

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15 arrested, including cops, for multi-million police car branding tender fraud

Published by: O. Elijah
08/30/2020 03:43 PM

The South African police have arrested 15 people in connection with fraud, corruption , money laundering and robbery, some of them being retired or working officers. The accused have reportedly been involved in dodgy supply chain processes over a tender for R56 m car labeling. Nine of those detained are former members of or current members of SAPS.

 

SAPS spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo said the suspects were detained between Friday 9.30am and Saturday 13.30pm.

"Thedetention over the past weekend of these 15 suspects takes the number to 31 charged in connection with the multimillion-rand labeling case for police vehicles. This was arrested on June 4 this year after 16 defendants including a former police chief, senior and junior officers as well as suppliers.

"The new 15 defendants were all charged yesterday [Saturday] and will appear in the Pretoria magistrate's court for the first time on Monday on charges of fraud, corruption , money laundering and theft," Naidoo said.

 

He said the charges connected with the suspected "manipulation of vehicle branding procurement records and a number of other transactions." The 15's are scheduled to join their co-accused in court on September 29 following their appearance on Monday. The 16 suspects who were originally arrested are still on trial.

Another person in connection with the event, identified as Linda Lubanyana, is also being investigated. Police also called for some details to be provided about him or his whereabouts, either by calling the Crime Stop number on 086 00 10111 or via the MySAPSApp.

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