‘Crooked’ senior cops allegedly stole millions from Covid-19 procurement to pay their legal fees

The state is primed for trial in the prosecution of two axed police officers, who are accused of using an allegedly corrupt R2-million Covid-19-related contract to pay the legal fees in their R191-million fraud case involving a former top cop, Khomotso Phahlane. 

One of the officers, Brigadier James Ramanjalum, is linked to the newly-appointed Investigating Directorate head, Andrea Johnson, through what sources have termed “suspicious calls” between the two shortly after Ramanjalum was arrested in June 2020 and investigators could not locate his personal cell phone. The June 2020 matter was removed from the court roll last year. 

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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