‘SAPS elite unit boss is a bully’ – officer who was forced out

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Matiphandile Sotheni alleged that he was victimised by the tactical unit’s head, who he claimed wanted him out because he was a union representative. Picture: iStock/ MattGush
Matiphandile Sotheni alleged that he was victimised by the tactical unit’s head, who he claimed wanted him out because he was a union representative. Picture: iStock/ MattGush

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Matiphandile Sotheni had always wanted to be a police officer like his father who had served in the Transkei Police for 50 years.

After serving in the SA Police Service (SAPS) for many years, Sotheni joined the SAPS Special Task Force, the elite tactical unit, in 2010.

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