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sapsNews24 reports that national police commissioner General Fannie Masemola has suspended Mpumalanga police commissioner General Daphney Manamela following allegations of serious misconduct.

A delegation from Pretoria reportedly arrived on Friday morning at Mpumalanga police headquarters in Mbombela to officially suspend Manamela. According to the charge sheet, Manamela is facing a raft of serious allegations, including using state vehicles to escort her on personal trips, demanding that a junior official buy her shoes to approve a transfer to another province, and unlawfully installing CCTV systems at the provincial head office in Mbombela to effectively spy on colleagues. She is also alleged to have threatened staff and sworn at subordinates, including a deputy district commissioner whom she allegedly told to "voetsek" and "fokof". She also allegedly told a provincial supply chain management head, in Setswana, that he was "full of shit" and an "arsehole". The allegations prompted the national commissioner to serve Manamela with a notice of intention to suspend her pending the outcome of a board of inquiry into the allegations of misconduct. The inquiry was established in March 2023, but was delayed following a legal challenge by Manamela. Since then, more allegations of misconduct have come to light. The North Gauteng High Court dismissed Manamela's challenge to the lawfulness of the inquiry in April this year.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Belinda Pheto at News24

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