'Fake cop' arrested for trying to access inquiry lawyer's office

'Fake cop' arrested for trying to access inquiry lawyer's office

A man has been taken into custody after attempting to gain access to the offices of the Zondo commission's lawyers in Johannesburg. The man had been posing as a police officer, claiming he had something to submit to the inquiry.

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Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Kay Makhubele, has confirmed that a man has been arrested after attempting to gain entry to the offices of the lawyers who serve on the state capture commission.

According to The Sowetan, police had been called after security had grown suspicious of the man, who claimed to be a police officer.

The spokesperson explained that the 'officer' had claimed he was there to submit something, however sharp security guards determined there was something suspicious about him:

"He also had a firearm, a pellet gun. He was arrested because he lied and said he is a cop. He also said he is an informant and was also a reservist. His story did not add up. Police were called because he had already been detained so that they could get information about him. He has been arrested. He is a 56-year-old man."
Photo by Alon Skuy/Sowetan/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Photo by Alon Skuy/Sowetan/Gallo Images/Getty Images
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The incident caused a great deal of confusion, with detectives seen arriving at the state capture commission building with the intent of arresting someone.

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Makhubele explained that the man in question had not gone to the building where the inquiry is taking place, but the offices of the lawyers on the commission.

The unknown perpetrator is now facing charges of impersonating a police officer.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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