Cato Manor cops head to high court

2013-02-05 07:27
Supporters of the Cato Manor cops protest outside the Durban Regional Court. (File, Sapa)

Supporters of the Cato Manor cops protest outside the Durban Regional Court. (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Former members of the disbanded Durban Organised Crime unit will appear in the city's high court on Tuesday.

The 30 policemen include the head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Johan Booysen, and are accused of more than 70 crimes including the murders of 28 people.

The unit allegedly operated as an enterprise under Booysen's command, allegedly obtaining financial benefit from associations, businesses and individuals in conflict with the people the officers are accused of killing.

The policemen were arrested during August and June and were served with suspension notices at the end of August, pending disciplinary procedures.

They were ordered to surrender their passports and their police cellphone pin codes to investigators.

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