Johannesburg - Major-General Shadrack Sibiya, former head of the Gauteng Hawks, was acquitted of fraud in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Sibiya was arrested in February this year and charged with five counts of fraud for claiming more than R24 000 in travel expenses from his former employer.
Sibiya claimed the money for expenses he incurred while using his private vehicle for official duties. But the claims he submitted were for a BMW X6, five months before he had bought the car.
In a trial that lasted less than an hour, Sibiya’s lawyer, Naomi Manaka, referred to investigating officer Colonel Makasela Benny Nkuna, as being part of a “SibiyaMustFall task team”.