Senior cop on the run as ‘corrupt’ co-accused appear in court

Senior cop on the run as ‘corrupt’ co-accused appear in court

Law enforcement is searching for a senior police officer who has been linked to a supply chain management fraud case.

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The officer’s co-accused briefly appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Monday on charges relating to the R85-million South African Police Service (SAPS) case. 

The two men now join 42 other accused who are all out on bail.

Ravin Ramlall, an administrative clerk at Bambanani Marketing and Projects Pty Ltd, and Hanisha Chetty, a former sole director of Mafuta Marketing Solutions Pty Ltd, are facing charges of corruption, fraud, forgery, money laundering, and theft. 

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But despite their best efforts, Twala says they are still on the hunt for one other suspect.  

"The case is with regards to the awarding of the marking and de-marking of SAPS vehicles valued at R56-million and cover quoting valued at R29-million," said Twala.  

"The Investigating Directorate working with the National Police Commissioner’s Special Task Team said one more accused, a lieutenant colonel in the SAPS, is still on the run."

The matter was postponed to 25 March for further investigations. 

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