Former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane is not off the hook despite the withdrawal of fraud and corruption charges against him on Thursday. The charges cost Phahlane an appointment to the top job. He served at the helm of the police from October 2015 to June 2017, after Riah Phiyega’s suspension. The National Prosecution Authority (NPA) said on Thursday the setting aside of the charges was not an acquittal but a provisional withdrawal pending completion of investigations. The prosecution withdrew the charges against Phahlane; his wife, Beauty; and used-car dealership owner Durandt Snyman after the specialised commercial crime court refused to grant a three-month postponement for further investigation. NPA spokeswoman in Gauteng Phindi Mjonondwana said they had withdrawn the case to complete the investigation. "This does not mean [the trio are] off the hook. Once the investigations are complete, we will re-enrol the case," she said. Independent Police Invest-igative Direc...

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