Phahlane, Pillay appear in court

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Former Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has questioned the timing of his arrest.

Phahlane and the police’s Supply Chain Management Head Ravichandran Pillay appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime’s Court on Friday morning,  in connection with a R86million blue lights tender.

In his bail affidavit, Phahlane says former IPID boss Robert McBride is trying to score points to get his job back.

He also says in his affidavit that McBride is “corrupt”

In 2018, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate arrested former Gauteng Police Commissioner Deliwe de Lange in connection with the matter.

The charges stem from a 2016 tender awarded to Instrumentation Traffic Law Enforcement owned by millionaire, Vimpie Manthatha.

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