National Police Commissioner suspends his Deputy

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Khehla Sitole suspended Deputy National Commissioner Bonang Mgwenya following allegations of her alleged involvement in crimes.

Mngwenya appeared briefly in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 12 October 2020 after she was arrested on charges of corruption, fraud, theft and money laundering.

Spokesperson for the National Commissioner, Vishnu Naidoo said after receiving a report on these charges from the Investigating Directorate, Sitole followed due process and suspended Mngwenya on Wednesday , with immediate effect pending a departmental investigation.

“In the meantime, in a totally separate matter, the National Commissioner has moments ago dismissed another Lieutenant General for her alleged involvement in corruption dating back to 2015. Details of this case will be provided at a later stage.”

Naidoo said the latest dismissal highlights the National Commissioner’s determination in rooting out corruption  within the SAPS.

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