Goolam returns

2017-11-28 06:01
Brigadier Cass Goolam has been reinstated.PHOTO: Samantha Lee

Brigadier Cass Goolam has been reinstated.PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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Brigadier Cass Goolam has officially taken his place at the helm of the Mitchell’s Plain Police Station, after being reinstated last week.

“I am glad to be back. Although I am not completely vindicated, I am confident of my case,” says Goolam.

He and 14 other officers were suspended in September after firearms had gone missing from the station.

All 14 officers had since been reinstated while the investigation continues.

Goolam was officially reinstated on Thursday.

The investigation has not yet been ­finalised.

No official date has been set for the formal tribunal.

But for Goolam, it is business as usual.

“I want to thank all those who supported me. It was quite humbling when I realised how many people supported me, even strangers whom I did not know. But I want to say to the community that they must mobilise like this or even more so, to be better against crime,” he says.

When community members stand up together, they close the gaps for crime and do not allow it to escalate as it usually does during the festive season, he adds.

His hope is to get back on the streets, dealing with crime at grassroots level.

“I have adapted the festive season plans and we will have more crime operations focused on perpetrators and the root causes of crime, which are gangs, drugs and also violence against women and children,” he says

“I want to thank my colleagues and want to say to them that now is the time for us to consolidate because Mitchell’s Plain is under siege by gangsterism and we need to take this on.”


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