Retired SAPS employees involved in R56m car markings case released on bail



Two retired Silverton Police Station employees who were arrested for a multi-millionaire police car branding case have been released on bail.

The duo surrendered themselves following court appearance of more than 30 of their former colleagues connected  to the R56 million police branding case.

They were released on bail of R5,000.

The Police Special Task Team, under the auspices of the Investigating Directorate of the NPA, recently arrested many of them in the R56 million police branding case.

It was recalled that a similar action was carried out in June.

Samson Mashele, a retired police Warrant Officer, and Joseph Manyoko, a retired Admin clerk, willingly presented themselves at the Silverton Police Station on Wednesday.

The two retirees are now accused number 37 and 38 in the case.

They both appeared on charges of fraud, money laundering, corruption and theft.

“The two also stands accused of aiding in cover quoting contracts handed out by the South African Police Services (SAPS) valued in total of R29 million to other accused in the case.”

“The allegations relate to contracts for the installation of palisades fencing, repair of state vehicles, gardening services, painting services and servicing of forklifts.”

“They also implicated in the R56 million police vehicle branding case.

“Five other co-accused handed themselves over to the police on the 02 September and appeared on the same day.”

“Fifteen other co-accused appeared on Monday 31 August and were all granted R5,000 bail each.”

“The first group of sixteen accused appeared in June on the same charges,” said NPA in a statement.

The 38 accused will be back in court on September 29.

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