GEORGE NEWS - The Southern Cape's most senior police officer, the Eden Cluster Commander Maj-Gen Oswald Reddy, has been appointed to investigate the recent incident in Cape Town where six members of the police's Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) were shot and injured.
Members of the unit were tracing murder suspects in Samora Machel in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 12 June.
They were in Sweet Home Farm informal settlement to apprehend a person linked to recent murders in the area, when the shooting took place.
According to Southern Cape police spokesperson, Capt Malcolm Pojie, thorough investigation is underway.
"Details regarding the background or outcome of such investigation cannot be revealed as it is only meant for internal purposes. Maj-Gen Reddy will submit a final report containing certain recommendations to the Provincial Commissioner once the investigation has been completed," he said.
Reddy, who was the cluster commander in Honeydew before he moved to George in 2015, is no stranger to major investigations.
"Maj-Gen Reddy has previously been appointed to investigate various senior officers in the province. All such investigations were finalised and submitted within their prescribed time frames," Pojie said.
Pojie also told the George Herald that all internal investigations are conducted in terms of the police's internal disciplinary procedures and regulations.
"These are time-bound and done impartially where the rule of natural justice applies (Audi Alterem Partem), without fear or favour. Maj-Gen Reddy has been duly appointed and mandated as per his appointment letter from the Provincial Commissioner to investigate the alleged misconduct thoroughly, independently, impartially and separate from any other investigation."
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