Acting crime intel boss on special leave

2013-10-22 13:25
Major General Chris Ngcobo (City Press)

Major General Chris Ngcobo (City Press)

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Johannesburg - SA Police Service acting head of crime intelligence Major General Chris Ngcobo has been put on special leave, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega announced on Tuesday.

"It is... with a huge sense of disappointment that during a vetting process discrepancies were found between the declaration made by Major-General Chris Ngcobo and official records pertaining to his qualifications," Phiyega said in a statement.

"Major-General Ngcobo, acting divisional commissioner of crime intelligence, has so far failed to satisfactorily explain the discrepancies."

Phiyega said Ngcobo's top secret security clearance had been denied and she had placed him on special leave on Monday, instructing that criminal investigations and disciplinary action against him be initiated.

Major General Bongiwe Zulu would assume Ngcobo's role until further notice.

Zulu was currently serving in the human resource development division.

Ngcobo took over the crime intelligence unit after Richard Mdluli was suspended last year amid charges of fraud and corruption, and charges relating to the murder of his ex-lover's husband.

An inquest in November 2012 cleared Mdluli of any involvement in the death of his ex-lover's husband. The charges of fraud and corruption were all later also withdrawn.

In September, the high court ruled that all fraud and corruption charges against Mdluli be reinstated and that Phiyega take steps to reinstate disciplinary charges against him.

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