State to oppose ex-cop's bid to get documents back

2015-10-26 16:24
The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. (Paul Herman, News24)

The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. (Paul Herman, News24)

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Cape Town - A bid by former policeman Paul Scheepers to reclaim documents seized by police was stood down in the Western Cape High Court on Monday after the State said it would oppose the application.

His counsel Johan Nortjie said the matter would return to court on Wednesday.

This is so that the court could get a timeline on when the police will answer and argue its case.

Scheepers allegedly asked cellphone companies for information relating to cellphone numbers he had, without the relevant paperwork.

The Weekend Argus reported that he was arrested on charges of perjury and violation of the Electronic Communications Act.

He reportedly ran a private detective agency.

The report inferred that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was talking about Scheepers when she spoke about an officer who alleged that his equipment and documents were unlawfully seized after three of his informers provided him with information implicating high ranking police officers in corruption, and links between the drug trade, gangs and politics in the province.

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