Police officers still in the service despite corruption charges

42 people, more than half of them police officers, are in the dock They face charges relating to a R56-million tender for branding of police vehicles. Courtesy #DStv403

PRETORIA - A total of 22 police officers are still in the service, despite being implicated in a R56-million police vehicle marking tender.

In total, 42 people are facing a range of charges including corruption, fraud, money laundering, theft and perjury related to the deal.

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Their court case has been postponed to March next year.

Initial investigations uncovered massive looting of state funds through cover quoting and fraudulent processing of contracts to unlawfully award the same supplier who had numerous companies registered on the SAPS supplier database.

The state asked the court for a postponement to finalise forensic investigations.

The accused are all out on R5,000 bail.

Meanwhile, police officers still on duty are facing internal disciplinary processes.