Top cop dismissed over fraud

2011-12-03 07:38

Police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said yesterday that a senior Mpumalanga police officer had been dismissed for making false kilometre claims.

Hlathi said that an internal disciplinary committee found Brigadier Vusi Mdakane guilty and sacked him on Thursday.

Mdakane had been the Mbombela cluster commander at the time of his dismissal.

He had been in the police service for 26 years.

Mdakane was arrested in August and charged with fraud.

“He claimed to have used his subsidised car to investigate cases in Komatipoort, but the cases had actually been finalised in 2008,” Hlathi said.

Mdakane was released on R1 000 bail by the Nelspruit Magistrates Court and the matter was postponed to January 10 next year.

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