Solidarity fight for CIU's Roos

Solidarity says the Labour Court ordered that the top cop receive preference for a future promotion.

Johan Kruger says the court ordered that the top cop receive preference for a future promotion. Picture:stock.xchng

JOHANNESBURG - Trade Union Solidarity says it will now begin corresponding with the police service to have senior policeman Kobus Roos returned to the Crime Intelligence Unit.

Roos fought for over three years to be re-instated in his previous position as the unit's auditor and yesterday received judgment in the Labour Court.

He argued having discovered a trail of corruption in a secret fund he was moved out of the unit by controversial crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

The union's Johan Kruger says the court not only ruled in Roos' favour but also awarded him four months' salary as compensation and ordered that he should receive preference for a future promotion.

"We instituted the proceedings in the Labour Court."

Kruger says Roos feels happy and vindicated and hopes the issues he raised will be investigated.