sapu thumb medium80 79Afro Voice reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) has called for a speedy conclusion to the disciplinary case against former acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane.  

On Friday, it was exactly a year since he was suspended from duty with full benefits.  “Sapu is gravely concerned that this delay looks as if we are creating another retired Lt-Gen. Richard Mdluli case who was suspended with full benefits for almost 7 years.  Sapu calls upon the SAPS management to act swiftly in dealing with Lt-Gen. Phahlane’s disciplinary case.  The SAPS disciplinary code is clear in terms of the due processes, period of the process etc.  The case should have been concluded within a period of 90 days,” the union pointed out.  It went on to insist that either Phahlane be charged and sanctioned accordingly or, if there was no case against him, he should be allowed back into the service.  “We are extremely unhappy that this is a second-high ranking SAPS commander who is earning millions in taxpayers’ money whilst staying at home,” the union said.

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