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sapsBusinessLive reports that police management have yet to act on a request by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) to suspend a major-general in crime intelligence accused of siphoning funds from a secret service account he oversees.  

In a letter to police management, Ipid’s letter of 1 September 2017 requested that the senior general be placed on precautionary suspension while Ipid finalised its investigation into allegations that he inflated quotations for blinds and curtains at two safe houses in Pretoria.  Police spokesperson Maj-Gen Sally de Beer confirmed that the SA Police Service (SAPS) was aware of the letter and said the matter would be attended to in terms of internal processes.  Ipid’s investigation revealed that the amount claimed from the account for the blinds and curtains was just over R560‚000‚ whereas the actual costs were R78‚763.  "It is Ipid’s view that [the] continued presence of [the] major-general … during this investigation — both criminal and departmental — will hamper the investigation of this case‚" the letter to police management indicated.

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