SAPS officers accused of spending R5.3m on fake EFF investigations

SAPS officers accused of spending R5.3m on fake EFF investigations

- A pair of officers are accused of looting crime intelligence funds

- The duo allegedly spent R5.3 million on fake investigations and fake informants

- They claimed to investigate the EFF and Fees Must Fall leadership

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The Citizen reports that two top cops have been accused of diving into money from a crime intelligence slush fund that wasn't used as they said it was.

The duo has allegedly spent a whopping R5.3 on fake investigations and non-existent informants.

The officers investigated the EFF and #FeesMustFall movement's leadership but in reality, used the money for visits to fancy restaurants. They also allegedly paid informants that never existed.

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According to a Sunday Independent report, Colonel Preadhashni Govender and Major-General Deena Moodley, spent a night at Drakensburg Sun Resort in December 2016.

They pretended to be there to attend a meeting by EFF members who were planning a rally because of a “conspiracy to commit arson by EFF Student Command”.

Briefly.co.za gathered that after it came to light that there was no meeting or rally, the pair allegedly changed their story and said they were looking into a plot to poison Jacob Zuma as well as a bomb threat to embassies in SA.

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In addition, a room was booked for an 'informant' and up to R50 000 was paid to these fake informants.

This is a developing story and no comment has been made by the accused as of yet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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