Reports have it that over 20 very senior police officers were involved in an allege massive corruption case.

Those implicated include former acting commissioner Khomotso Phahlane who was head of SAPS forensic services at the time.

Also implicated in the forensic report are at least 20 top cops including Brigadier Sydney Masuku, Section Head of the SAPS Specialised Crime Investigation Systems within Technology Management Services, Lieutenant General Avhashoni Ramikosi, SAPS Chief Financial Officer (also implicated in the VBS heist), Colonel Johannes Potgieter, Section Commander: Network Infrastructure Management within the TMS division, Lieutenant General Stefanus Schutte, Deputy National Commissioner: Management Intervention, Lieutenant Gen Lungiswa Shezi – Divisional Commissioner: TMS, Colonel Thembitshe Magubane – Head Financial Services: Forensic Services, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Patrick, former employee of SAPS who was working in TMS division, Brigadier Nissa Pillay, Section Head: Crime Administration Systems within TMS and former Section Head: Programme Management Office, Major General Edith Mavundla, Component Head: System Infrastructure within the TMS division, Brigadier Johannes Ramathoka, Head: Support Services within the TMS division, Lieutenant Colonel Christiaan Goosen, Officer responsible for the maintenance and development of SCM, Lieutenant-Colonel Monica Grundling, Officer responsible for certification of invoices for network services reports within TMS, Captain Ida van Huyssteen, Officer working in the wide area networks and national network upgrade within TMS.

The report, which was presented to SCOPA on Tuesday, has recommended “the Accounting Officer of SAPS” (Commissioner Kehla Sitole) should consider obtaining legal counsel on the appropriate steps to take against a list of individuals “for their involvement in potential fraud and/or collusion leading to the irregular transaction that took place on 31 March 2016.”32

Those who are implicated in the irregular reservation of R35 million from the Forensic Services Criminal Justice System Budget without seeking and obtaining approval from National Treasury are, according to the report.