Feared Boksburg top cop in court for harassment

2015-10-29 06:16
Colonel Woolganathan 'Biggs' Govender. (Supplied)

Colonel Woolganathan 'Biggs' Govender. (Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The station commander of the Boksburg Police Station is expected to appear in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a harassment charges.

Colonel Woolganathan 'Biggs' Govender has previously described the man who had laid the charges against him as being an emotionally unstable person who wanted to tarnish his image.

This was revealed in a court affidavit.

The feared Boksburg top cop is also accused of running a loan shark business on the side.

In September, News24 published an article alleging that Govender was a ruthless loan shark who charged exorbitant interest rates.

At least two people who had borrowed money from Govender claimed to have fallen prey to his alleged schemes.

It was alleged that Govender demanded payment sooner than expected and when the men failed to pay up, he repossessed their vehicles. He had kept the documents as collateral for the loans.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Govender was faced an internal hearing related to his alleged loan shark business.

Govender and his lawyer declined to comment on the matter.

Read more on:    police  |  johannesburg

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.