Murder-accused metro chief not promoted

2012-12-10 09:07
City of Johannesburg

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Johannesburg - A recommendation that murder-accused Ekurhuleni metro chief Hlula Msimang be appointed executive director of public safety, has been withdrawn, according to a report on Monday.

The Star newspaper reported that he had been recommended by the City of Johannesburg mayoral committee to start in the new position on 1 December.

However, mayoral spokesperson Fred Mokoko said the recommendation was withdrawn on the day he appeared in court on a murder charge.

The charge relates to a shooting at Msimang's home in Bryanston on 11 February.

Msimang would have been responsible for joint operations between the Johannesburg metro police department and emergency services, if he had taken up the position.

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