Deputy national police commissioner Lt-Gen Bonang Mgwenya has been fired.
Police confirmed on Friday that Mg
wenya, who is facing criminal charges including fraud in the Palm Ridge magistrate[s court, had been sacked by national commissioner Gen Khehla Sithole.
Mgwenya appeared in court last month after she was arrested by the Investigating Directorate on charges of corruption, fraud, theft and money laundering.
The charges relate to her alleged involvement in ensuring the appointment of a handpicked service provider for the installation of emergency lights to 1,500 police vehicles in Gauteng.
Mgwenya was suspended after her arrest.
Police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo said an internal disciplinary hearing had found Mgwenya guilty and she was “summarily dismissed on Thursday”.
“The national police commissioner remains resolute in his efforts to clean the SA Police Service of any form of wrongdoing by members of all ranks,” Naidoo said.
by Graeme Hosken