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gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that former Gauteng police commissioner Deliwe de Lange and four other people implicated in a tender fraud relating to the supply of police blue lights were granted bail by the Joburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.  

De Lange‚ Vimpie Phineas Manthata‚ Ramahlaphi Johannes Mokwena‚ James Ramanjalum and Nombhuruza Napo are accused of procurement irregularities amounting to more than R80m.  They face charges of fraud‚ forgery and uttering.  The offences are said to have occurred between 1 January and 30 April 2016.  All accused‚ except Manthata and De Lange‚ are currently in the employ of the SA Police Service (SAPS).  De Lange retired last week after more than 35 years of service.  She told EWN that it was a voluntary decision.  Manthata was the supplier of police warning lights‚ commonly referred to as blue lights.  Mokwena is a lieutenant-general involved in supply chain‚ Napo is the Gauteng deputy police commissioner and Ramanjalum is a brigadier in supply chain.  All the accused indicated in their affidavits‚ which were read out in court‚ that they will plead not guilty to the charges.  They claim to have no knowledge of the charges preferred against them.

  • Read the full original report by Nomahlubi Jordaan at TimesLive

Read too, Ex-police commissioner Deliwe De Lange granted bail over fraud scheme, at The Star

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