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sapsCity Press reports that suspended Deputy Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Francinah Vuma has been notified that she is facing charges of misconduct.

A letter dated 19 July from National Police Commissioner General Fannie Masemola to Vuma advised her that he has commissioned a report into allegations of misconduct against her. Vuma’s charges relate to a Pretoria High Court ruling in which she was found to have not cooperated with an investigation by police watchdog the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) by not handing over or declassifying documents for the Ipid to investigate certain allegations of fraud and corruption. Last weekend, City Press revealed how Masemola, along with police officers based at the counter-intelligence division, raided Vuma’s office leaving with loads of documents. Earlier this month, Vuma submitted a protected disclosure to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the head of the Hawks, General Godfrey Lebeya, among others, detailing allegations of corruption, defeating the ends of justice and political interference within the police service. In the 12-page letter dated 6 July, Vuma said there had been attempts to have her removed from her position by some of her colleagues and people from outside to “obstruct certain investigations against [national police commissioner Masemola’s colleagues] his seniors and his acquaintances”. Vuma, who is responsible for asset management in the SAPS, claimed she had rebuffed several attempts by her seniors to sway contracts to benefit certain companies.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Abram Mashego at City Press

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