Tebogo Msimanga |
Deputy National Commissioner for Human Resources Management General Bonang Mgwenya was granted R20 000 bail at the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court on Monday.
Mgwenya is facing charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering for her role in ensuring the contract to supply emergency warning equipment in 2017 went to Instrumentation for Traffic Law Enforcement (Pty) Ltd.
She is the 13th accused and joins eleven others, including several other former senior South African Police Service (SAPS) officials. They stand accused of colluding to ensure that a company owned by Vimpie Manthatha was awarded a contract to install 1550 police motor vehicles with warning lights at an inflated price.
During the procurement process the accused disregarded the competitive bidding process, committing SAPS to R191 million in favour of Manthatha’s company in exchange for benefits they received from Manthatha.
All accused will stand trial from 16 November to the 10 December.