Gupta cops back at work

2013-05-07 07:54
Guests arrive at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria for the wedding of Vega Gupta. (File, Beeld)

Guests arrive at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria for the wedding of Vega Gupta. (File, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Nine Tshwane metro police officers who were arrested for allegedly escorting Gupta wedding guests from the Waterkloof Air Force Base to Sun City are back at work, it was reported on Tuesday.

"I can confirm that some of the officers are back on duty and others will report for duty as per their shifts," Superintendent Isaac Mahamba told The Times.

He said preliminary investigations would indicate what disciplinary action should be brought against the officers. A preliminary report would be released on Tuesday.

Metro police were still waiting for a police report about the arrests.

The officers allegedly fitted illegal blue lights and false number plates to their private vehicles last week to escort guests at a Gupta family wedding from Waterkloof Air Force Base, in Pretoria, to Sun City, in North West.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Phuti Setati could not confirm whether the metro police officers had appeared in court.

A high ranking police officer, three air force officers and the chief of state protocol have been suspended for their alleged part in the unauthorised landing of a jet chartered by the Gupta family at the military base.
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