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Magistrate jails detective for 6 days, faces arrest

by Staff reporter
06 Oct 2016 at 08:10hrs | Views

ESIGODINI magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube is facing arrest for allegedly illegally incarcerating a detective.

According to local media, the cop had come to court to ask for extended time to pay a fine for assaulting a suspect.

Leeroy Mahunje, the detective, reported the case of criminal abuse of office against Mr Ncube at Gwanda police station CR number 57/09/16.

He wants the magistrate to be tried for illegally sending him to prison for six days, two days before the deadline to pay his fine had elapsed.

The detective argues that he was not in default of payment.

Det Mahunje has also lodged a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission against Mr Ncube's conduct.

In his letter to the JSC he said he and two other detectives whom he did not name were charged with assaulting a suspect who had broken into a house in Gwanda.

Source - online