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Cop linked to Lolly murder 'discharged'

2011-10-07 12:16

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.

Comments
  • BigMoose - 2011-10-07 12:22

    Where there's smoke...

      Steen - 2011-10-07 12:39

      True that.

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-10-07 13:03

      They should be consistent and do the same to the police "General"'s smoke.

      Green Oaks - 2011-10-07 13:50

      "The bad publicity around him in the media also contributed in some way," said Polela. How is that differant from Cele?

      LBS - 2011-10-07 13:54

      Exactly the same undercurrents as in the Brett Kebble case!

      LBS - 2011-10-07 13:57

      I hope Mandy Weiner is on this case and give us another book!

  • Tommy - 2011-10-07 12:26

    south africa-the biggest satirical game of cops and robbers, except its not very easy telling them apart.

  • d2eguy - 2011-10-07 12:41

    why is it so hard for certain inhabitants to be honest ? lack of morals or self respect ? upbringing ? Africa is doomed unless something drastic happens .

  • Notuagain - 2011-10-07 12:44

    A good decision, well done.

  • Lihle - 2011-10-07 12:56

    Mr Mzwandile Petros mentioned in another report that police were among suspected criminals. This not only supports his argument but also depresses us...this fellows been discharged but not charged if you see what I mean. He's got his cut from crime and he's untouchable. Why? If he goes does down he'll take others with him...that's the best guarantee to freedom in my dear country!

      Ivym - 2011-10-07 13:09

      and he is the biggest criminal of them all with cele et al

  • buzz - 2011-10-07 13:22

    So hang on a sec - if he was involved, that should be investigated, and charges brought against him - duh! And if he was not involved, then he can sue for wrongful dismissal. But this half-arsed approach? Freaking typical (of these maaifoedies, heh heh)

  • Bill - 2011-10-07 13:31

    I have said it all along that police were involved in this...!

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