‘Hardly any ev­i­dence against se­nior cop’

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An of­fi­cer who has pe­rused the highly clas­si­fied docket con­tain­ing al­le­ga­tions and ev­i­dence of the Royal Swazi­land Po­lice (RSP) Higher Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mand mem­ber im­pli­cated in the fin­ger­print scan­dal says there is not enough ev­i­dence to charge the of­fi­cer.

“I think the DPP is fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties of ev­i­dence as it is very scanty and mostly that from ut­ter­ances by the cops who have been ar­rested,” the source said.

Of note, the names of sev­eral po­lice ex­ec­u­tive, both cur­rently em­ployed and those re­tired, have been re­vealed over the last three years to the me­dia by sources close to the matter whereas one of the im­pli­cated ju­nior of­fi­cer stated that he would re­veal the names of same dur­ing his trial for the al­leged mur­der of a wit­ness to the case Mduduzi‘Sc­haza’Mat­se­bula.

Dur­ing his court ap­pear­ance in June, Lucky Mat­sen­jwa al­leged that he was act­ing on or­ders of the po­lice higher ex­ec­u­tive com­mand when he deleted fin­ger­prints for con­victs.

He was ini­tially charged with con­tra­ven­ing the Preven­tion of Cor­rup­tion Act and later had charges of mur­der as well as theft, for the mur­der of Mat­se­bula who was said to be a key wit­ness with over 80 oth­ers.

Over the last few months there have been ru­mours of the Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion swoop­ing on for­mer ex­ec­u­tives which have re­mained just that, ru­mours.

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