Officers 'bought farms with slush fund'
The rot in police crime intelligence is escalating, The Sunday Independent reports, with allegations of farm workers registered as agents while they work on farms bought with slush funds looted by corrupt officers.
More corrupt top cops are expected to be arrested and suspended in the next few months. The Sunday Independent understands that most of the farms are in KwaZulu-Natal.
Top crime intelligence officials allegedly bought farms using the slush funds and registered their farm workers as agents so their salaries could be drawn from the secret services account. Crime intelligence spends millions annually on farm workers disguised as agents. This is alleged to have been happening over several years.
The latest corruption revelation involving the slush fund comes after the suspension of the chief financial officer of the secret service account, Major General Solly Lazarus, a few weeks ago. He is also accused of looting the slush fund. The Sunday Independent has been reliably informed that Lazarus had been frustrated at work after making a comeback to the offices in February.
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