Police intelligence boss put on special leave over qualifications

2013-10-22 13:23

SA Police Service acting head of crime intelligence Major General Chris Ngcobo has been put on special leave, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has announced.

“It is ... with a huge sense of disappointment that during a vetting process discrepancies were found between the declaration made by Major General Chris Ngcobo and official records pertaining to his qualifications,” Phiyega said in a statement.

“Major General Ngcobo, acting divisional commissioner of crime intelligence, has so far failed to satisfactorily explain the discrepancies.”

Phiyega said Ngcobo’s top secret security clearance had been denied and she had placed him on special leave yesterday, instructing that criminal investigations and disciplinary action against him be initiated.

Major General Bongiwe Zulu would assume Ngcobo’s role until further notice.

Zulu was currently serving in the human resource development division.

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