sapsTimesLIVE reports that SA Policing Union (Sapu) chair Mpho Kwinika has been given the boot from the SA Police Service (Saps).  It was announced on Tuesday that Kwinika had been fired after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty of serious misconduct.  

He was accused, among other things, of beating a fellow police officer.  Brig Vish Naidoo reported:  “Mr Kwinika faced disciplinary action relating to an incident which occurred in March 2019 when police officers, responding to a complaint of public disturbance, found him with his friends outside a block of flats in Pretoria.  Kwinika was allegedly abusive towards the police officers and assaulted one of them.  He was subsequently arrested on multiple charges, among which were public disturbance, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.”  A departmental investigation led to a departmental trial where an external presiding officer oversaw the proceedings.  This was completed in December 2020 with Kwinika being found guilty.  “Yesterday, February 1, the sanction of 'dismissal with immediate effect' was handed down on Kwinika,” Naidoo advised.

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