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Minister of Police Bheki Cele.Photo :  Gallo Images/Brenton Geach
Minister of Police Bheki Cele.Photo : Gallo Images/Brenton Geach


Suspended top cop Francinah Vuma allegedly gave the National Prosecuting Authority evidence that placed Police Minister Bheki Cele at the centre of a controversial multimillion-rand police accommodation deal during 2010 World Cup.

The 22-page dossier obtained by City Press bears Cele’s signature authorising the expenditure of R47 million of police funds to secure lodgings and meals for members on duty during the tournament. The document, dated June 7 2010, reads: “Due to the short period between now and the indicated dates on which the accommodation is required, as well as the fact that the accommodation must not be known to the public, it has become impossible to advertise the bid.” 

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