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SA police boss wins power battle against minister

SA police boss wins power battle against minister

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH African national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole has scored an important victory in the courts against his political boss, Police Minister Bheki Cele. The North Gauteng High Court, sitting in Pretoria, has affirmed Sitole’s right to suspend his subordinates, suspected of misconduct. The court ruling flew in the face of an attempt by Cele to force Sitole to halt the suspension of six top police officers over the purchase of R1.5-million COVID-19 personal protection equipment (PPE). The top officers have been suspended for allegedly using the Secret Services Account illegally to purchase the PPEs. The suspended…
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Police general “received gifts and a R400 000 kickback”

Police general “received gifts and a R400 000 kickback”

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER “Nobody is above the law,” declared South Africa’s national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole on the day one of his deputies appeared in court, charged with fraud and corruption. Lieutenant-General Bonang Mgwenya, the deputy national commissioner for human resources has joined nine other top police officers in dock where they are charged with criminality in relation to an irregular R191-million ”blue lights tender”. Mgwenya is now the 13th suspect and the 9th police officer who have been arrested and appeared in court in connection with a 2017 multi-million rand tender fraud to purchase blue lights and radios…
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Deputy police commissioner-general suspended after fraud and corruption charges

Deputy police commissioner-general suspended after fraud and corruption charges

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH  Africa’s National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has suspended his deputy who has been arrested and charged with several counts of fraud and corruption. Sitole has suspended Lieutenant-General Christine Bonang Mgwenya who on Monday appeared in court following her arrest, where she was released on bail of R20 000.  “After receiving a report on these charges from the Investigating Directorate, the National Commissioner followed due process and suspended her yesterday with immediate effect pending a departmental investigation,” the South Africa Police said in a statement.. Mgwenya is now the 15th suspect and the 9th police officer…
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Crisis hits South African Police top leadership

Crisis hits South African Police top leadership

JOVIAL RANTAO TWO of the most powerful men in the South African Police Service - the national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole and Minister of Police Bheki Cele, the political head of the force - are on a collision course over the suspension of top police officers implicated in the purchase of personal protective equipment. At the heart of the dispute between Sitole and Cele was the decision of the national commissioner to suspend three generals. On December 1, Cele wrote to Sitole instructing him to halt the suspensions until his office had received a final report on alleged PPE…
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