KZN Hawks boss among 12 more Cato Manor cops arrested
Twelve police officers, including 10 from the Durban organised crime unit based at Cato Manor, were arrested on Wednesday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said.
Spokesman Moses Dlamini said 10 of the men were taken into custody in KwaZulu-Natal and the other two in Rustenburg and Pretoria.
Various media reports say General Johan Booysen, head of the Hawks in KZN, is among those arrested.
Two of those arrested were members of the national intervention unit.
He said they faced charges that included murder and racketeering.
The arrests bring to 28 the number of officers from the Cato Manor unit who have been arrested.
In June, 18 policemen were arrested on 71 charges, including 14 of murder, 14 of unlawful possession of ammunition, 14 of unlawful possession of firearms, and four of housebreaking.
Dlamini said the latest arrests completed Ipid's investigations into the Cato Manor unit.
He said the 12 people arrested on Wednesday would appear with the other 18 in the Durban Regional Court on Friday.