Senior police management in the Crime Intelligence Unit are being redeployed to create a stable environment while “internal processes” unfold, an official said on Friday.
The decision to redeploy officials from the unit was taken by the SA Police Service's management and came into effect on November 28, said spokeswoman Nonkululeko Mbatha in a statement.
“(There are) internal processes and interventions that needed to be expedited objectively, hence the interim redeployment of members,” said Mbatha.
According to a report on Thursday, the transfers and a suspension were apparently in connection with, among other things, the alleged abuse of the division’s R200 million secret services account.
The account was reportedly meant to be used for the payment of informers and the running of safe houses and operations, said KwaZulu-Natal-based newspaper, the Daily Mail.