FF Plus asks PP to investigate charges against Tshwane metro police director

Adv Anton Alberts

The FF Plus asked the Public Protector (PP) to investigate three charges related to the head of the Tshwane metro police, says Adv. Anton Alberts, the leader of the FF Plus in Gauteng.

The complaint includes the alleged irregularities surrounding the impounding of vehicles and the release of the vehicles which has led to a great financial loss to the City of Tshwane.

A forensic report on this matter has already been issued in September 2012. This report recommended that action be taken against the director, Moloko Racheku, that the money lost be recovered and that legal action against him should be instituted. Nothing happened in this regard.

The second complaint deals with the qualifications of Racheku, and his power to hold the post of director of the metro police.

The third complaint concerns the alleged misuse of power by the appointment of prosecutors for disciplinary hearings.

Adv. Alberts said the complaint is very serious, especially in the light that the police chief of a major metro is involved.

"It is known that the public's confidence in police conduct is low, and the FF Plus is concerned about this. In many cases, it is the actions of individuals in the police service that cause great damage, and the FF Plus therefore referred the matter to the PP to get speedy clarification, "said Adv. Alberts.


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