Durban - The South African National Defence Force has arrested more than 100 and convicted more than 1000 soldiers in the past 12 months.
These figures were released by the SANDF barely two weeks after three soldiers were arrested for fraud amounting to R1.1 million.
In a statement, SANDF spokesperson, Brigadier General Mafi Mgobhozi said the men were arrested in Gauteng at the Air Force headquarters.
“The three accused face charges of defrauding the state on Item 40 (discounting leave) to the value of R1.1 million, Subsistence and Travel Allowance fraud using forged signatures and submission of fraudulent accommodation (guest house)Invoices,” he said.
“In the past 12 months 106 SANDF members were arrested, 1705 convicted in the Court of Military Judge and Court of Senior Military Judge,” Mgobozi said.