Some Gupta-gate officials 'off the hook'

2013-07-14 12:04
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Cape Town - Two months after the national outcry over the Gupta chartered jet saga, many of the officials suspended are being let off the hook.

The Sunday Independent reported however that the disciplinary processes of the two officials identified as the alleged masterminds behind the issue are still continuing.

The privately chartered jet with 217 Indian nationals – all wedding guests - landed at the Waterkloof Air Force base. The jet was chartered by the Guptas for a family wedding.

Government moved swiftly to suspend six officials in the defence force, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation and the police.

However it has emerged that Gauteng police’s second in command, Major General Phumzo Gela, who was suspended for authorising the irregular use of police vehicles and police officers to escort guests to the Sun City wedding venue, is back at work and has been cleared of any charges.

Seven of the nine Tshwane metro police officers who were suspended for moonlighting have escaped with final written warnings. The remaining two officers have to undergo a full disciplinary hearing.

No action has been taken against a senior Tshwane metro police officer accused of blackmailing metro police chief Steven Ngobeni to drop the charges against the officers.

In the Department of Defence, the suspended officials included Lieutenant-Colonel Christine Anderson, the officer commanding of movement control at Waterkloof Air Force Base, the SA Air Force command post’s Brigadier-General Leslie Lombard and the air force base’s Brigadier-General Tebogo Madumane.

Defence department spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said the board of inquiry had concluded its deliberations but the matter was sub judice as the findings needed to be sent to the officers involved. The officers were still on special leave.
In the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, the chief of state protocol, Bruce Koloane, was suspended. His disciplinary process was under way.
 
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