“At this stage I cannot talk about the merits of the case. I’m not guilty and will divulge more information once I have testified in the matter,” Arendse said.
The case stems from alleged utterances made by Arendse in May 2017 relating to an alleged rape case which a victim registered at Mitchells Plain police station.
Details about the incident were published in a daily newspaper and the State argued that on May 29, 2017 he posted a reference of the newspaper report with the message: “Not at all surprises that this alleged incident occurred under the watch of that local idiot, Major General Greg Goss”.
The State further alleges that on May 8, 2017 former police officer Paul Scheepers was arrested, and following this Arendse sent an email to General Lesetja Mothiba and copied Goss.