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12 December 2012 at 17:15 - Posted by Midrand

Over 250 KZN cops linked to criminal acts - SANEWS


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MORE than 250 KwaZulu-Natal police officers have been linked to crimes over the past year, including cases of murder, robbery and fraud.

In reply to a question in the legislature, transport, community safety and liaison MEC Willies Mchunu said 259 police officers were accused of criminal acts between last year and this year. Twenty-three officers were found guilty. Two were jailed and two received suspended sentences. The rest were ordered to pay fines of between R300 and R12000.

Mchunu further said that 127 cases were still under investigation and 86 cases had been withdrawn.

In another reply, Mchunu's department revealed that 17 traffic officers were accused of a variety of crimes ranging from drunk driving to rape.

Three were convicted of reckless and negligent driving and handed suspended sentences.

One traffic cop was given a suspended sentence for pretending that his firearm was lost.

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