Cato Manor cops granted bail

2012-08-23 11:50

Durban - The 12 members of the Durban organised crime unit arrested in connection with alleged hit squad activity have been granted bail in the Durban Regional Court.

The officers, led by KZN Hawks boss Major General Johan Booysen, will join 18 of their colleagues again in court on Friday.

The earlier group had been arrested for 14 counts of murder and a variety of other offences during June, following a six-month investigation into claims that members of the Cato Manor serious and violent crimes unit had been responsible for murdering suspects and covering up the unlawful killings.

The latest group was arrested by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) as part of a second and third phase of the investigation.

On Friday the full group of 30 will be served with an indictment and a date will be set for the trial in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

  • MSGRule - 2012-08-23 12:31

    Police, hawks, "Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) as part of a second and third phase of the investigation" wow 3 levels of policing for South Africa. No wonder crime is out of control. Police investigating police.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-08-23 12:32

    I hope they (IPID) have got their ducks in a row , else there is going to be counter prosecution suits flying around!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-23 16:23

      Oh don't worry, there will be.

  • ljmostert - 2012-08-23 15:46

    Hoe s? hulle - 'n vis vrot van sy kop af!!

  • cecilhstephens - 2012-08-23 15:54

    ANC Tactics is to get rid of, replace or get rid of any educated opposition that could blow somebody's cover or corrupt dealings , Major General Booysen you have been BBE,D

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-23 16:24

      Yup, their investigations were getting too close for comfort for the top brass and politicians, but wait, the truth will come out...

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