Police chief on newest arrest of high-ranking cop

“My place concerning criminality by members throughout the ranks of the SAPS has been made clear by the arrest of a mess of SAPS members by a job crew reporting to me on investigations into vehicle-marking-tender fraud, in addition to our assist for the ID in respect of the blue-light-tender fraud investigation,” stated Sitole. 

Mgwenya and different suspects who have been not too long ago arrested be a part of former nationwide police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, former Gauteng police commissioner Deliwe de Lange, Gauteng deputy police commissioner Nombhuruza Lettie Napo, Lt-Gen Ramahlapi Johannes Mokwena (retired divisional commissioner), Brig James Ramanjalum, Maj-Gen Ravichandran Pillay, Col Thomas Dumas Marima and Sgt Maetapese Joseph Mulaiwa.

Others who’re additionally allegedly concerned are Judy Rose, Samantha Andrews, Vimpie Manthata and an organization represented by its director.

All of them face comparable expenses.

Sitole added that interventions had been put in place to make sure service supply within the absence of Mgwenya.

Talking at a press convention on Monday, police minister Bheki Cele stated: “I repeat that every time a member of the SA Police Service, it would not matter who or what rank is, is arrested, it doesn’t give us consolation. It is not feeling, but it surely’s appropriate.

“It is appropriate that when a case has been investigated and it is discovered that any person has achieved one thing unsuitable, it is appropriate to arrest that particular person. It is a unhappy feeling, little doubt about it. Particularly the most recent arrests.”

He stated he obtained the details about Mgwenya’s arrest on Monday morning.

“It is a scenario that leaves you unhappy however, once more, it’s going to go away you perplexed if the correct factor is just not achieved. We simply want that it continues, goes to courtroom and the courtroom tells us what actually occurred,” he stated.