Eight cops arrested for fraud, corruption

The eight officers were handcuffed in a Thursday morning operation along with a former lieutenant general and six private citizens.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested eight of their own on charges of fraud and corruption.

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole set up a special anti-corruption task team following serious allegations of corruption dating back to 2017.

Since then, the task team has been conducting a widespread intensive investigation into tender fraud related to the marking of police vehicles.

The eight officers were handcuffed in a Thursday morning operation across the country along with a former lieutenant general and six private citizens.

"I have been kept abreast of this extensive and very complicated investigation since its inception. I am confident that the cases against the arrested suspects are water-tight," said General Sitole.

Police expect to arrest lieutenant colonel as well.