Cop linked to Lolly murder 'discharged'
Johannesburg - A crime intelligence officer reportedly linked to circumstances around the murder of Teazers boss Lolly Jackson has been "discharged" from the police service, the Hawks said on Friday.
Spokesperson McIntosh Polela said Joey Mabasa was discharged from the police at the end of September.
"It was felt that it was in the interest of the SA Police Service for his services to be discontinued. We felt we no longer needed him.
"The bad publicity around him in the media also contributed in some way," said Polela.
It has been reported that Mabasa, the former head of crime intelligence in Gauteng, had received a call from Jackson's alleged murder, Cypriot George Louka, and was being investigated for his involvement.
Polela would not divulge if the Hawks were investigating Mabasa for criminal activity.