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Limpopo crime stats cops in court

2012-01-20 20:46

Johannesburg - Four Limpopo station commanders appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Friday for allegedly manipulating crime statistics in Tzaneen, police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said the four officers appeared briefly in court and that the case was postponed until February 22 for bail applications.

Brigadier Naledzani Sivhula, 48, Captain Matome Matsapola, 51, Brigadier Nelson Mulaudzi, 50, and Lieutenant Colonel Mahlodi Ramokgobedi, 49, are charged with defeating the ends of justice.

Investigations began when the crime statistics for Tzaneen were found to be inaccurate and that serious crimes had been deliberately covered up in 2008.

The investigation found murder cases had been reduced to inquests and that housebreakings had been described as trespassing.

Comments
  • Odicito - 2012-01-21 06:47

    Oh Limpopo!

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-01-21 10:38

    LIMPOPO=(Lovely In My Province Our People Obey). (Look Its My Paperwork Our Police Operate). (Lets Inform Ministers Peace Occurs Prominently Okay). If they can play with stats I can play with Limpopo"s name. (Living In Malemas Province Obstructs Poorest Opportunities).

  • Freddie - 2012-02-14 23:24

    LOL! What a bunch of E D Yawts. It's actually not a laughing matter but really now...

  • Freddie - 2012-02-14 23:25

    If only they spent as much time in actually doing work than trying to cover up their lack of work they would be super cops...as my dad would say.

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