The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has appealed to the public to give police the "space" to thoroughly investigate the murder of Independent Police Investigative Directorate investigator Mandla Mahlangu.
Police supplier Keith Keating's bid to have a search and seizure warrant - related to an investigation into an alleged cars for tenders scam possibly implicating him and former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane – overturned, failed for the second time in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).
Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been arrested - this time on new charges stemming from an Independent Police Investigative Directorate investigation into an R86m blue lights tender.
It has also been ordered that several police officials be removed with immediate effect from the investigation in the Kameeldrift case.
The Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria has heard that an IPID investigator, who was the investigating officer in the case against Crime Intelligence officer Morris "Captain KGB" Tshabalala, has made contact with Tshabalala's defence, saying that he should be released.
The corruption case against former police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, his wife Beauty and co-accused, Durand Snyman, has been withdrawn after the state’s application for a further postponement was dismissed.
Corruption accused, and former acting police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, and the Mabula Hit Squad are still trying to intimidate IPID, executive director Robert McBride has told MPs in Parliament.
More accused might be added to the case against former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane who has been charged with fraud, money laundering and corruption.
The SAPS contractor, who has been accused of being in a corrupt relationship with former acting police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, has gone to court in an attempt to have a warrant authorising the search of his premises overturned.
The former Free State head of crime intelligence has been arrested for the role she allegedly played in protecting former acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.
The fraud case involving high-ranking cops, including former national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, will see further delays after the matter was postponed to next year.
Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been granted bail of R20 000.
A challenge to the validity of a search and seizure warrant related to an investigation into an alleged cars for tenders scam possibly implicating former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and police supplier Keith Keating, failed in the South Gauteng High Court.
In heads of argument, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says it is unlawful for police officers to conduct investigations, in which they have a personal interest, against IPID officers who are investigating them.
The case has been withdrawn after the court dismissed the State's application for yet another postponement.
Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and his wife are expected back in court on charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering.
Two IPID investigators and a vetting officer have allegedly conspired to sabotage investigations into former acting national police commissioner, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane.
Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, his wife Beauty Phahlane, and car dealer Durand Snyman have been granted bail n the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria.
A senior crime intelligence officer with ties to former national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the crime intelligence fund, IPID says.
The net appears to be closing in on former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and SAPS contractor Keith Keating.
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