Former acting police commissioner arrested

Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been arrested. He is appearing at the Johannesburg Commercial Crime court this morning.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been arrested in connection with fraud and corruption, relating to a R86-million tender. 

He'll appear in the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court on Friday morning. 

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Phahlane's arrest forms part of an investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) into tender irregularities involving a tender for the purchase of emergency blue lights for the police. 

The former commissioner will appear in court alongside Major General Ravi Pillay, a senior manager in supply chain management. 

Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini confirmed the arrest of two generals on Friday morning, which followed the arrest of five other senior police officials in November 2018.

eNCA's Lirandzu Themba is at the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court where two generals are expected to appear on fraud and corruption charges.