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Court sets date for senior Metro cop's trial

By unknown | May 09, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

The trial involving a senior member of the Durban Metro police department has been set for October.

Meganathan "Dees" Govender is facing corruption charges after boxes containing identity documents and drivers' licences were found at his home in Merebank last year.

Yesterday, Durban regional court magistrate Trevor William Levitt set the trial date for October 27 and October 31 when witnesses would be called to testify.

The court heard that Govender's case would be handled by specialist prosecutors as it was a high-profile matter.

Govender was employed as the public relations officer for the metro police at the time of his arrest.

Meanwhile, eThekwini Municipality is investigating one of its metro police members, Sbu Mpisane, who lives in a lavish R15million mansion in the up-market suburb of La Lucia, north of Durban.

Mpisane has attracted a lot of attention since it came to light that he, an ordinary metro police constable with a monthly salary of R15000, could afford such an expensive house.

His business interests are also being probed to establish whether he was allowed by his employers, eThekwini Municipality, to engage in any profitable ventures.

Mpisane is said to have bought the R12million property in June 7 last year and, nearly two months later, bought an adjoining property for R3,5million.

It was further reported that Mpisane and his wife Flora-Junior are the only registered members of a business called Zikhulise Auto Restorers.

He is also listed as the sole director of a shelf company, Inyanga Trading.


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