Cato Manor cops head to high court

2013-02-05 07:27

Johannesburg - Former members of the disbanded Durban Organised Crime unit will appear in the city's high court on Tuesday.

The 30 policemen include the head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Johan Booysen, and are accused of more than 70 crimes including the murders of 28 people.

The unit allegedly operated as an enterprise under Booysen's command, allegedly obtaining financial benefit from associations, businesses and individuals in conflict with the people the officers are accused of killing.

The policemen were arrested during August and June and were served with suspension notices at the end of August, pending disciplinary procedures.

They were ordered to surrender their passports and their police cellphone pin codes to investigators.

  • john.silver.3572846 - 2013-02-05 08:07

    the country needs tough cops, but we don't need an assassination squad. Everyone likes this idea of these cops shooting really bad guys, but one day they might come to your house with a vendetta and who are you going to run to for help, having given away the protection the justice system is supposed to provide. I haven't met a policeman I would trust to be prosecutor, defense lawyer, judge and executioner.

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2013-02-05 08:26

    Good luck to them, we need them.

      BatRMan959 - 2013-02-05 09:31

      Idiot!! We have enough Rogue police on the streets.

      sizwelyps.zulu - 2013-02-05 10:39

      We don't need an Assisiation Squad.. We need need Tough Cops.These Cops Took Monthly Bribes from this Thugs, which forced them 2do More Crime..if not there were Killed.

  • stan.luthuli - 2013-02-05 08:53

    why was my delete commented?

      Doep100 - 2013-02-05 09:12

      Big Brother is whaching you...

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