Cato Manor crime unit shutting down

2012-02-15 21:57

Durban - The organised crime unit at Cato Manor will shut down its offices permanently, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

"Investigations were done on the Cato Manor crime unit and a decision has been made to move the officers to the organised crime unit's head office in central Durban," said spokesman McIntosh Polela.

In the past, there have been allegations that a death squad was operating in the Cato Manor crime unit.

The Mercury reported on Wednesday that commanding officer Major General Johan Booysen was served with a notice of intended suspension on Sunday.

Booysen reportedly had to answer to allegations of negligence or failing to act in connection with the alleged death squad which operated in the Cato Manor crime unit.

Booysen who has worked for more than 34 years as a policeman has received several awards and accolades. He worked in the murder and robbery unit and the crime intelligence unit.

Polela said he could not comment on Booysen's intended suspension because it was an internal matter.

  • keith.staniford - 2012-02-15 22:51

    Obviously too successful as a policeman for this bunch of amateurs. Typical decision by the "Powers that aren't", Move the unit away from the crime scenes because if they don't see it, it doesn't happen.

  • Mary-Lou - 2012-02-15 23:11

    ja nee wat. typical. Another effcetive unit moer toe

      johnnybluff - 2012-02-18 06:44

      I'm a member of this unit & we all feel betrayed, hurt and angry regarding decisions that was prematurely made by our so-called superiors & goverment. We've got a saying at the unit: "FOR EVIL TO SUCCEED, GOOD MEN MUST DO NOTHING." This was our reward for doing something????? Thank you and the rest of the public for your support. Don't ever loose hope in the Police because there are still some good men & woman out there who will die for you!!!!

  • ZSHawks - 2012-02-23 13:37

    This government is to corrupt to appreciate what is just. Never expect a blue pen to write red, they have done this unconsitutional thing before to prtotect their rougue freinds in government when they disbanded the Scorpions. Let the Serious and Violent criminals of S.A thank this government for the disbanding of the Cato Manor OCU. Now they can slit the throats of the innocent tax paying citizens and joke about it because the PANSY SAPF are too S_____ scared to do anything about it. W appreciate evrything the Cato Manor unit did while the Lord allowed them to. Now it is time for Satan to show his power in KZN ! THank you South Africa for the sympathy and concern you show towards callous and ruthless killers of the innocent in your country who keep the wheels of industry turning and your economy stable. May you advocates of Satan roast in HELL with the rest of the muderers and rapists. WELL DONE Major, Colonel. You did us all well whilst you were in a position to. Now lets sit back and watch the action and incompetence of the useless blowers all over again.

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