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Sapu calls for top cop's suspension in domestic violence case

Major General Dawie Rabie allegedly locked his wife, children and grandchildren out of his home.

FILE: South African Police Service flag. Picture: Saps.

PORT ELIZABETH - The South African Police Union (Sapu) is calling for the suspension of Port Elizabeth's top officer.

A domestic violence case was opened against Major General Dawie Rabie at the weekend, following an incident at his house in Summerstrand.

Sapu said that Rabie was now intimidating officers to have the case against him suspended.

It is alleged that he changed the locks on the doors to his home and left his wife, children and two grandchildren out in the cold.

Police and a security response team then kicked down the front door.

While Rabie has returned to work, Sapu has called for his suspension.

Provincial spokesperson Eric Jinikwe said that union members were reporting that Rabie was threatening them for working on his case.

He added that it was important that investigators were allowed to work without fear.

Both Rabie and provincial police management refused to comment.

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