Top cop Adeline Shezi, her sister Mathilda Khoza and her businessman nephew Tshepo Khoza have been slapped with a restraint order of more than two million rand.
The matter goes back to 2015 when Lieutenant-General Shezi – the Technology Management Service head – bought a house.
Shezi had the house partly demolished so she could rebuild it to her specifications. However, the cost was a steep R1 677 573.47.
Unable to finance her grand plans, Shezi turned to a police service provider, Jerenique Bayard.
The Investigating Directorate (ID) said Bayard made payments towards the renovations to the tune of R793 059.75.
From 31 March 2015 to 2 July 2017, SA Police Service (SAPS) tenders were awarded to Bayard’s company to the value of R6 146 289.85.
The ID said final approvals for procurement of these tenders were done by Shezi.
“In addition, the renovations were also financed by means of the unlawful facilitation through approvals or recommendations of contracts to Black Rebel and Grey Apple,” said the ID.
This week the high court in Pretoria granted a restraint order in favour of the ID to the tune of R2.3 million.
The ID said assets worth R2.3 million have been restrained pending the outcome of the criminal trial against the accused.
The restraint order was obtained on Wednesday against Shezi, her sister, Mathilda Khoza, and her nephew, Tshepo Khoza, along with his businesses Black Rebel Projects (Pty) Ltd and Grey Apple Trading Enterprise (Pty).
It was granted in terms of Section 26 of the Prevention of Organised Crimes Act 121 of 1998 and was served on the legal representative of the accused.
The accused, who are on trial, face charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering.
They will return to court on 4 October 2021.