Multiple charges for violent crimes have been rewarded by promoting two Hawks to positions within an elite and secretive unit.
In a report by TimesLIVE, it was highlighted that a criminologists pointed out that the promotions go against police regulations‚ as those who are facing either criminal or internal disciplinarians are not eligible for promotion of any sort.
Solomon Moloto and Frank Kgamanyane are two warrant officers who will stand in court at Welkom Regional Court later this month due to charges of armed robbery and assault with the intent to commit grievous bodily harm.
Free State gold dealer, Moses Mkhize, was allegedly attacked by these two officers in 2016. They have been out on bail of R 10 000 each and have faced multiple criminal and internal charges. Despite these charges, they were both promoted last year from the Hawks’ tactical operations management section and into the Crimes Against the State unit.
Moses Dlamini, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson, stated that there will be an investigation into this matter. Briefly.co.za also learnt that these men are under investigation for attempted murder.
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