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.

Read more on:    polokwane
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is easy to become wilful and rebellious if things don’t go to plan. Your tolerance levels are low and you have a lot on your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.