Police chief returns to station

2015-12-08 06:00
Brigadier Cass Goolam  PHOTO: Samantha Lee

Brigadier Cass Goolam PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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“You cannot interpret a robust debate as infighting.”

So says Brigadier Cass Goolam in regard to negative publicity following his unexpected return to Mitchell’s Plain police station.

Goolam had been earmarked to lead Operation Combat in the city, but recently that decision was reverted.

Goolam says his return as commander of the Mitchell’s Plain police station was decided in the best interests of the community.

“This decision was based on the needs of the community,” he says.

“I was told to go back to the station and so I did. I have to listen; [the police commissioner] is my boss.”

Goolam was appointed as acting station commander in 2013 and permanently appointed with his promotion from Colonel to Brigadier earlier this year.

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