She ain’t Beaming now: top cop in dock over ‘blue lights’ tender
Charges lay out how Lt-Gen Bonang Mgwenya managed to snag a flash BMW X5 by fiddling a deal for cop cars
Deputy national police commissioner Lt-Gen Bonang Mgwenya was arrested at her home in Irene after her usual morning jog on Monday morning in connection with a tender for the supply of emergency warning equipment for the police in 2017.
Police also seized a BMW X5 car, which the state alleges in the charge sheet was the result of gratification from the sole director of a company awarded a R191m tender to supply the emergency warning equipment to Gauteng police vehicles in 2017.
A few hours after her arrest, Mgwenya - who is deputy commissioner for human resources management - found herself in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, about 75km away, where she was granted bail of R20,000...