Police impersonator arrested after reporting crime

2016-01-25 11:47


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Durban – A man who claimed to be a police major general was arrested when he went to report a crime at a KwaZulu-Natal police station.

The 43-year-old, from Ndaya Reserve, was arrested when he went to the Esikhaleni police station on Friday to report a robbery at his home, police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said on Monday.

"He introduced himself as the major general, the cluster commander in Mpumalanga province. He failed to produce proof of being a police officer."

Police discovered that had been released on parole in 2013. Police confiscated a police T-shirt and a reflector jacket found in his home. His identity document had been tampered with.

He was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer, perjury, and possession of stolen property. He would appear in the Esikhaleni Magistrate's Court on Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, commended Esikhaleni police for their vigilance. Officers would determine if he could be linked to other crimes.

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