- The police officers who were arrested on counts of extortion, assault and kidnapping have been suspended
- This came after there was some upset that the officers remained employed despite being arrested
- The cops were arrested along with three businessmen and released on bail in early August
The treatment of four Inanda cops that were busted for assault, extortion and kidnapping caused upset in Mzansi.
The cops were allowed to stay on duty as officers despite the arrests made, and that didn't sit right with the public.
The accused's lawyers have confirmed that they have been suspended now, reports IOL News.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier in August that the men were still on active duty after being released on bail and had to adhere to bail conditions.
Their bail was set at R2 000.
The SAPS officers, named as Lethuxolo Zulu, Bongani Nzama, Emmanuel Dlamini, and Nelisiwe Khuzwayo were arrested along with Moham Bhugwandeen, Hemal Bhugwandeen, and Mark Pillay. Security guard Mhlonipheni Mdlalose was also arrested.
The accused tried to get R500 000 out of a business owner by kidnapping one of his employees, but the police managed to foil their plans.
The case will continue on 22 January.
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