Western Cape cop case not on the roll

2012-08-14 14:28

Cape Town - A Cape Town policeman accused of driving drunk will appear in court only in February after the matter was left off the court roll, according to a report on Tuesday.

The Cape Argus reported that the cluster commander should have appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He was arrested when he crashed into a car on the N2 at Khayelitsha on Saturday night. His alcohol levels were tested when a metro police officer on the scene noticed he was not stable on his feet.

The driver of the other vehicle was also arrested after being tested.

Captain Frederick van Wyk told the newspaper that the two were due in court only next year.

Asked why the case had been postponed without a first appearance, he referred the newspaper to the National Prosecuting Authority, which declined to comment.

  • erich.goosen - 2012-08-14 14:51

    I predicted earlier that this docket will get wings like Red Bull.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-08-14 15:07

    Well done to the metro police officer but I'm afraid it was all in vain. The docket was dumped along with some textbooks somewhere in Limpopo.

  • rontheogre - 2012-08-14 16:10

    I really think don't that the NPA can afford more scrutiny with the general lack of trust and the high levels of suspicion levelled at it at the present moment. Is this another politically connected buddy that needs to be protected? The only thing that could have prevented the case from being placed on the roll sooner is political interference to give enough time for the evidence to disappear and pressure to be placed on the metro cop.

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-08-14 17:11

    CONVENIENTLY off the court roll....corrupt as hell!! It stinks!!

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