Former acting pollice commissioner Khomotso Phahlane File picture: Thobile Mathonsi/ANA

Pretoria - Former acting pollice commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been granted bail after appearing at the Commercial Crimes Court for corruption charges on Thursday morning.
Phahlane and his wife, Beauty, and business man Durandt Synman were granted R10 000 bail after the court established that they were not a flight risk and they reside with the vicinity of the court.
The three will make their next court appearance on March 12.
Phahlane, his wife and Synman face charges of money laundering, corruption and fraud.
The charges were laid by the Independent Police Directorate (Ipid).

Read: Phahlane and wife face corruption charges

Ipid alleges that police supplier Keith Keating who owns Forensic Data Analyst (FDA) facilitated the payment for the cars for Phahlane through the dealership owned by Synman.
The Hawks last year raided properties belonging to Phahlane and Keating.
Keating is accused of gifting Phahlane with expensive cars in return for favours. But Phahlane, who was the head of forensic at the time of the alleged dealings, has denied any corrupt deals and claims the cars were part of a sponsorship.

Some of the cars the couple received include a Landrover Discovery, Nissan Navarra, Toyota Hilux, Grey Merc, Silver VW and a Ford Rover. 

Keating, like Phahlane, denies any corrupt dealings and claimed Phahlane did not get his cars from him.
It’s not clear yet whether Keating will also face criminal charges. 

Political Bureau