6 Durban cops to appear in court

2012-07-06 18:00

Johannesburg - Six KwaZulu-Natal policemen accused of a string of crimes have been arrested, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said on Friday.

The five police constables and a warrant officer were all members of the protection security services team in the Cavendish SAPS in KwaZulu-Natal.

They had been arrested in connection with crimes ranging from sexual assault, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and house breaking.

IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said five were taken into custody on Thursday, while the sixth man handed himself over to police on Friday morning.

"It's alleged the suspects sexually assaulted one victim [with] a broken broomstick. The victim... sustained multiple injuries."

Dlamini said they were also accused of working with civilians in robbing people in their homes and planting drugs on their property and then soliciting bribes to avoid arrest.

"One of the suspects [a policeman] was found with dagga, other drugs and ammunition, and a pellet gun," Dlamini said.

"He will face additional charges of illegal possession of drugs and illegal possession of ammunition."

The six were expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court later on Friday.

  • courtney.baird.71 - 2012-07-06 18:51

    giving cops a badname...........

  • nelly.skosana.5 - 2012-07-06 18:59


  • stefaans.blaauw - 2012-07-06 19:22

    They've been arrested on charges of robbery, assult, murder, possession of drugs and unlicenced fire arms ........ And they are all out on bail of R 1000.000. what a justice system?????

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-07-06 22:42

    And guess who is proud of that....

  • lindy.m.oliver - 2012-07-07 13:52

    These stories arent even news anymore. Just seems to be a regular occurence in this country.

  • John - 2012-07-09 00:22

    Not enough of these THUGS get caught. They are too well protected by the thin blue line. Their mates who know what they are up to and commit the crime of OMITTING to do something about it.

  • John - 2012-07-09 00:34

    This is NUTS. R1000 Bail for murder. R2000 for possession of crayfish without a PERMIT. Better to commit murder than to get yourself some food to eat.

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