Acting WC CIU boss removed from post

Police say the removal of Mzwandile Tiyo is part of the restructuring of the Crime Intelligence Unit.

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has announced major structural changes to the controversial Crime Intelligence Unit. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Police say the removal of acting Head of Crime Intelligence in the Western Cape, Brigadier Mzwandile Tiyo, is part of the restructuring of the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU).

The police's Solomon Makgale says the streamlining process started last year and since then various posts have been advertised.

In 2013, the CIU and Protection and Security Services were separated into two divisions.

As a result several officials, including the acting crime boss, have been moved back to their original positions.

Tiyo is reportedly a complainant in a case of defeating the ends of justice against National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Phiyega is accused of alerting Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer about an investigation into his alleged corrupt relationship with a Cape Town businessman.