JUST IN | Top cop Bonang Mgwenya suspended

Top cop Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya, who was arrested throughout a pre-dawn raid on Monday, has been suspended.

News24 has reliably learnt that Mgwenya was served with the letter on Wednesday.

On Monday, after her arrest and courtroom look, SAPS despatched her a letter notifying her of its intention to droop or quickly switch her by way of the police disciplinary laws.

On Wednesday morning nationwide police commissioner General Khehla John Sitole took the choice to formally droop her efficient from 15 October 2020.

“The SAPS is struggling a extreme wound within the type of corruption. But as we proceed to wash our ranks, the scar of it’ll remind us that we should always by no means undergo such a wound once more,” said Sitole.

On Tuesday, before Mgwenya was made aware of her suspension, Sitole sent out a letter to all the commissioners informing them that Mgwenya “shall be out of workplace till additional discover”.

Mgwenya, 56, the deputy national police commissioner, was arrested on Monday morning.

She is “Accused Number 15” in a case additionally involving former appearing nationwide commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, and former Gauteng provincial commissioner Deliwe de Lange, amongst different generals and senior officers.

She faces fees of corruption, fraud and money laundering for her alleged function in guaranteeing the contract to produce emergency warning gear for SAPS in 2017 went to Instrumentation for Traffic Law Enforcement (Pty) Ltd, whereas she loved an undisclosed shut relationship with the corporate’s proprietor, in line with the NPA’s Investigating Directorate.

More to observe.


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