Lazarus and co-accused in court
Major General Solly Lazarus and Colonel Hein Barnard appear in court in connection with fraud.
JOHANNESBURG - A crime intelligence chief financial officer and a subordinate are appearing in court charged with defrauding the units secret slush fund.
Major General Solly Lazarus and Colonel Hein Barnard are applying for bail in the Pretoria Magistrates Court.
The duo faces charges of theft, fraud and corruption related to more than a million rand.
It is alleged they portioned money in the crime intelligence secret slush fund which was then channelled through a Centurion car dealership.
Eyewitness News understands the two benefitted by buying cars for friends, relatives and associates.
They were implicated in the fraud charges brought against former crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli.
These charges were controversially withdrawn in 2011.
Eyewitness News understands the same modus operandi is being used in this case.