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Police union wants NPA to investigate cases of dodgy crime intelligence cops

The South African Police Union (Sapu) wants Police Minister Nathi Nhleko investigated by a judicial panel for closing a probe into the appointment of alleged criminals at the police's crime intelligence unit.

The matter involves at least 14 individuals who were appointed to the unit, with either pending criminal cases against them, or misrepresented qualifications.

Sapu president Mpho Kwinika says that the dockets should be taken to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for further investigation, so that the police service can regain credibility.

The police do not have jurisdiction to conclude those matters anyhow.

Mpho Kwinika, President of Sapu

He explains that the matters date back to 2010 and were referred to the Public Protector and the Inspector-General of Intelligence.

He says that previous reports had recommended that criminal cases be opened against the individuals.

At the time, the crime intelligence unit was run by former boss Richard Mdluli.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

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