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sapsCity Press reports that turmoil is brewing within the police’s crime intelligence unit, with operatives threatening to go on strike or disobey new acting head Major General Patrick Mokushane’s orders.  

Mokushane, appointed acting head of crime intelligence last Monday, gave all crime intelligence officers until this Monday to vacate the unit’s headquarters in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria, and be deployed to police clusters around the country.  “We are left with no choice but to defy his orders.  By deploying us to the clusters and placing us within clusters he is blowing our cover,” said one officer.  “The manner in which we have been deployed is inhumane... How does one get a week’s notice to relocate?” asked another.  SA Policing Union (Sapu) president Mpho Kwinika said the union was challenging the decision and had declared a conflict with the employer.  But another source within crime intelligence, who is close to Mokushane, said all the new acting head wanted was for operatives to be out and about and doing their jobs.

  • Read this report by Abram Mashego in full at City Press

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