Former Gauteng police commissioner Deliwe De Lange made her first appearance for being party to an alleged elaborate fraud scheme involving supposedly dubious tax certificates for a lucrative R84 million tender involving government vehicles.
She was granted R20 000 bail after Magistrate Benita Oswell said De Lange had no previous convictions, had voluntarily handed herself over to the Independent Police Investigation Directorate and had strong ties to the country
De Lange resigned at the end of October as the province’s top cop following a slew of graft allegations which she has vehemently denied.
Sporting a sleek blue two-piece suit and looking calm inside the dock, De Lange, through legal representative Advocate Papie Maluleke, said she would plead not guilty to all four charges.
“I strongly deny the allegations levelled against me…I respectfully say that the State won’t provide any credible evidence against me,” De Lange asserted, in an affidavit read out in court by Maluleke.