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Richard Mdluli. Photo: Cornel van Heerden
Richard Mdluli. Photo: Cornel van Heerden

The suspension of Crime Intelligence (CI) boss Peter Jacobs, and five officers under his command, is yet another forced changing of the guard at the division, one beleaguered by wave-upon-wave of scandal and upheaval.

The unit faces serious misconduct charges advanced by Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole, relating to allegations that nearly R1.5m from the Secret Services Account – also known as the slush fund – were used to purchase Covid-19 PPE in contravention of police spending directives.

While the suspensions of the six have rocked the division, another PPE scandal faces the police, with the Hawks investigating allegations that a R540 million splurge split between four was tainted by abused emergency procurement procedures.

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