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South African Deputy police commissioner have been arrested

A Deputy National Police Commissioner have been arrested this morning and she is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court east of Johannesburg today. She is the latest person to be arrested regarding a multi-million-rand police tender in 2017, for which former national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane was also arrested.

The suspect is charged with corruption, fraud, theft and money laundering. It relates to the supply of emergency warning equipment for the police service in 2017. The contract price to the police service was 191-million-rand, however only 65-million was paid to the service provider. So far 12 suspects have been arrested in the matter.

NPA investigative directorate spokesperson Sindisiwe Twala said the suspect is the 13th person to be arrested with regards to this case and she will appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court east of Johannesburg.

"Her arrest and appearance relate to the supply of emergency warning equipment for the South African Police services in 2017. 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" said Twala.

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