Three SAPS Generals in hot water over allegations they tampered with score sheets during an interview

Published Jun 19, 2023


Durban - Three Generals, two of which have retired from the South African Police Services, are expected to appear in court this week after they had corruption charges levelled against them.

On Monday, the independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said the charges relate to job recruitment processes within the SAPS in 2016.

National IPID spokesperson, Robbie Raburabu, said the charges follow interviews of advertised posts that were held in 2016 in the Tshwane area.

“The three Generals were members of the selection panel responsible for the interview and recommendation of candidates in relation to the advertised posts,” Raburabu said.

“They are alleged to have agreed to tamper with the score sheets which resulted in a different candidate being appointed, thus prejudicing the deserving candidate.”

The accused are expected to make their first appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

In another incident, two Limpopo cops who allegedly demanded a bribe to make a case go away are currently facing charges of corruption.

Takalani Carlos Mokwena and Masiakwala Masilo David, both attached to Sekgosese police station, are alleged to have demanded a bribe of R15,000 from a complainant, under the pretence that there was a case that was opened against him by his girlfriend.

The cops are alleged to have then demanded an additional R5,000 but the victim opted to open a case of extortion.