The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) arrested a high ranking police officer in an early morning raid today. Ipid said the arrested Top Cop was the 13th suspect in a 2017 multimillion-rand tender fraud. All suspects are facing charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering and theft. They will appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court soon.
IPID spokesperson Sindisiwe Twala said: “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. 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.”