Durban Metro Police demand boss’ head

2011-12-14 13:02

SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) members have called for eThekwini Municipality Metro Police head Eugene Nzama to be replaced.

“We demand that the post of the head be advertised and a competent candidate be appointed as soon as possible,” read a memorandum the Samwu submitted to the municipality today.

Scores of Metro Police officers picketed outside the police force’s headquarters today and submitted their memorandum to Councillor Zandile Gumede.

Samwu questions why Nzama’s contract is not advertised.

It also called for two Metro Police officials to be suspended pending the investigation into their qualifications and the abuse of council property.

The union accused Nzama of allowing police officers who abused council cars by fetching their children from schools and doing groceries.

Nzama was not available to comment.

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