‘Hardly any evidence against senior cop’
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.