Act­ing top cop wants to hold per­ma­nent post

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two years un­til the end of 2013 when Ma­jor- Gen­eral Peter Ja­cobs took over.

Ja­cobs was ef­fec­tively de­moted to Wyn­berg clus­ter com­man­der about three weeks ago, while in an­other shock move, Ma­jor-Gen­eral Jeremy Vearey was moved from deputy pro­vin­cial com­mis­sioner of de­tec­tive ser­vices to Cape Town clus­ter head.

Both are chal­leng­ing this via the Po­lice and Pris­ons Civil Rights Union.

Tiyo’s le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Richard Brown, said his client was on leave and was to as­sume the role of pro­vin­cial crime in­tel­li­gence head on his re­turn about a week ago.

Brown con­firmed Tiyo had ap­plied for the job.

“He had been act­ing in the post for ap­prox­i­mately two years pre­vi­ously. He per­formed ex­tremely well in the post,” Brown said.

“The ev­i­dence he col­lected whilst in the post is be­ing re­lied upon by the state in var­i­ous very high-pro­file mat­ters.”

Brown said Tiyo did not face any crim­i­nal charges.

He said his client’s ap­point­ment was “not only well-de­served, but also log­i­cal”.

Tiyo de­clined to com­ment and re­ferred queries to Brown.

While crime in­tel­li­gence act­ing head, Tiyo in­ves­ti­gated then pro­vin­cial po­lice com­mis­sioner Arno Lamoer, Stel­len­bosch po­lice clus­ter com­man­der Brigadier Dar­ius van der Ross, a pro­vin­cial head of in­spec­torate, Brigadier Kolin­dren Goven­der and his wife, Bel­lville sta­tion com­man­der Brigadier Sharon Goven­der.

They are ac­cused of ac­cept­ing bribes from busi­ness­man Mo­hamed Saleem Daw­jee.

The cor­rup­tion and rack­e­teer­ing case is to be heard in the Western Cape High Court. On De­cem­ber 30, 2013, then na­tional po­lice com­mis­sioner Riah Phiyega an­nounced all po­lice of­fi­cers act­ing in a post that had been va­cant for more than two years would be per­ma­nently ap­pointed.

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