Whistle-blowing officer reinstated

2012-11-30 13:30

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Cape Town - A senior policeman has won a five-year-battle to overturn his dismissal for exposing a suspected dog food scandal, it was reported on Friday.

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Thursday ruled in favour of Ivan Myers, who was dismissed in 2007 for contravening police discipline regulations, the Cape Times reported.

Myers, who headed the Maitland Dog Unit at the time, spoke to the media about the dogs' alleged malnutrition, after rations were reduced from 700g to 500g a day.

Some press reports at the time alleged the dogs had resorted to eating their own excrement.

Myers was dismissed for speaking out and ordered to pay a R500 fine.

Ecstatic

The dispute went through a long review process and ended up in the Labour Court, which found in his favour.

This decision was then overturned by the Labour Appeal Court in March.

The SCA set aside the appeal court's ruling, finding that the unreasonableness of Myer's dismissal was sufficient to intervene.

Myers told the newspaper he was happy the court battle was over.

"I am ecstatic that justice has prevailed, and looking forward to returning to my rightful place in the SA Police Service."

- SAPA
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