A former acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and senior police procurement officer Ravi Pillay have faced a trial for charges with corruption. They have been appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court and granted bail of R20,000 each.
Phahlane and Pillay have been added as accused in the offense which saw four senior police officials and service provider arrested. The other accused of the legal case relates to a contract worth an estimated R86 million to supply blue emergency lights for police vehicles have appeared in court in November last year.
As an argument for going on bail, Faneen said that his arrest was illegal and deliberate. Faneen believes it is the element in the McBride scoring scheme in an attempt to get his job back.