A senior Mpumalanga police officer has been dismissed for making false kilometre claims, police said on Friday.
The internal disciplinary committee found Brigadier Vusi Mdakane, 52, guilty and sacked him on Thursday, Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.
He was the Nelspruit cluster commander at the time of his dismissal.
Mdakane had been in the police service for 26 years. He was arrested in August and charged with fraud.
“He claimed to have used his subsidised car to investigate cases in Komatipoort, which were actually closed in 2008,” Hlathi said.
Mdakane has since been released on R1000 bail by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court. The matter was postponed to January 10 next year. – Sapa