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Police confirm Zuma's chief protector has valid matric certificate

The South African Qualifications Authority was asked to verify the claims and found the qualification was in fact valid.

President Jacob Zuma seen with Head of World Economic Forum Ms Elsie Kanza and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban. Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The police have confirmed that President Jacob Zuma’s chief protector, King Ngcobo, has an authentic matric certificate.

Earlier this year, the City Press reported that Ngcobo submitted a false matric certificate before his appointment as head of the Presidential VIP Protection Services.

The South African Qualifications Authority was asked to verify the claims and found the qualification was in fact valid.

The police’s Sally de Beer says: “The acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane has condemned the publication of incorrect information by the media as it tarnished a good reputation of a committed and loyal public servant.”

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