Darrell Jacob appeared with his son, Jason, for a bail application.
The two, apparently members of The Bloods gang, were arrested on Friday at their home in Phoenix.
The Daily News’ sister paper the Sunday Tribune reported earlier this year how Lieutenant-Colonel Gavin Jacob gave protection to The Bloods, a gang operating in the Phoenix area.
It is alleged that Gavin had sabotaged many cases involving Bloods gang members. A crime intelligence report on drugs and gangsterism in Durban had highlighted how 131 cases against gang members had been withdrawn between 2010 and 2017.