Gauteng top cop arrested for fraud

Vuyokazi Ndebele allegedly altered a recruitment list to include candidates who weren’t qualified.

Benoni cluster commander Brigadier Vuyokazi Ndebele. Picture: Benoni City Times.

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News understands a top Gauteng police officer has been arrested on fraud charges.

It is alleged Benoni cluster commander Brigadier Vuyokazi Ndebele altered a recruitment list to include candidates who weren't qualified to serve in the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Authorities say they are still investigating the reasons behind Ndebele's alleged actions.

Police spokesperson Solomon Makgale said, "Several people who weren't successful in their application to enlist into the SAPS were added onto the list."

Ndebele appeared in the Moroka Regional Court in Soweto and was released on R2,000 bail.

This is not Ndebele's first run in with the law.

In 2009, she faced 55 fraud charges but was acquitted of all charges.

She'll be back in court next month.