Police mum after rogue cop allegedly gets job back
The 'City Press' reported that Captain Tshabalala is back in his job at Crime Intelligence after serving two years in prison for armed robbery.
JOHANNESBURG - The police say they’re allowing the relevant authorities to investigate allegations about rogue cop Captain Morris 'KGB' Tshabalala before officially commenting.
The City Press reported that Captain Tshabalala is back in his job at Crime Intelligence after serving two years in prison for armed robbery. He is a suspect in the R200 million OR Tambo Airport heist.
But when Eyewitness News sent similar queries to the police in February and March, the police denied that the officer was back at the South African Police Service.
According to an anonymous letter in the possession of Eyewitness News, the cop walked back into his job last year despite being convicted for his involvement in heists. The letter was written by a veteran police general.
The general also alleges that circumstantial evidence places Tshabalala on scene at the OR Tambo heist.
The general adds that top cops are covering up his involvement to protect him.
The document was sent to Parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee.
Police watchdog Ipid and the Inspector-General of Intelligence are also likely to investigate these claims.
For now, police say they will not comment.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)