Parole bid 'taking too long' - former KZN police spokesperson convicted of fraud

2019-02-07 15:50
Former provincial police spin-doctor Vincent Mdunge.

Former provincial police spin-doctor Vincent Mdunge. (File)

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The chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal parole board and a social worker are expected to be two of four witnesses who will testify in support of former KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge's bid to get out of jail.

Mdunge - who is serving a five-year prison sentence for fraud and forgery - made a brief appearance before Durban Regional Court Magistrate Sophie Reddy on Thursday.

As with a previous appearance, he was dressed in a smart suit and tie. He was accompanied by three armed correctional services officers, who appeared to be protecting him.

Mdunge complained that his application to be released on parole was "taking too long".

Read: Former KZN cop spin doctor Vincent Mdunge wants out of jail

"I filed it in November last year. I believe I am being unduly prejudiced," he said.

He asked that the chairperson, the social workers and "two others" be subpoenaed to attend the inquiry, which will now take place at the end of February.

Mdunge began serving his sentence in 2017.

He was convicted in November 2014 and sentenced in May 2015 for using a fake matric certificate to gain employment in the SA Police Service and advance his career by studying through the University of SA (Unisa).

He lost appeals in both the High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal and went to jail in August 2017.

He wants his sentence converted to correctional supervision on the grounds that he is a "model prisoner".

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