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R85 million SAPS car branding case postponed


PRETORIA – Forty-two people arrested for the R85 million SAPS supply chain management fraud appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The Investigative Directorate (ID) of the National Prosecuting Authority said the matter has been postponed to the 25 March next year for further investigations.

“All accused face charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering and theft,” said ID spokesperson Sindisiwe Twala.

Of the 42, there are 22 current serving members of the South African Police Service, an additional six are either retired or are police officers that have resigned from the SAPS and the rest are service providers.

“The irregularities pertain to the awarding of the marking and de-marking of SAPS vehicles valued at R56 million and cover quoting related procurement to favour specific companies valued at R29 million,” said Twala.