CT father accuses police of 'sloppy & dodgy' work

Mitchells Plain-based Major-General Greg Goss’s son was shot dead in Elsies River in July 2014.

FILE: Mitchells Plain residents gather at the area’s police station before embarking on a march against gangsterism and drugs on Saturday 12 April 2014. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A senior Cape Town South African Police Services (Saps) member has accused detectives investigating his son's murder of "sloppy and dodgy" police work.

Mitchells Plain-based Major-General Greg Goss's son was shot dead in Elsies River in July 2014.

Goss told Eyewitness News the only thing detectives got right was the spelling of his son's name.

Two suspects initially arrested for Goss Junior's murder were released after 18 months due to a lack of evidence.

The officer with 33 years' experience in the police service force said investigating officers failed to perform their duties.

The grieving father said when he saw the docket last year he found detectives had failed to do basic checks, like investigating the prior use and history of the gun.

Goss said he's willing to go to court to expose general malpractice and corruption within the police service.

Goss has lodged complaints against the Saps with the Presidency, the minister of police and the Provincial Police Ombudsman.