Dagga dealing: Department of Health employee arrested, Schoemansdal

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Dagga dealing: Department of Health employee arrested, Schoemansdal
Dagga dealing: Department of Health employee arrested, Schoemansdal

At Schoemansdal, a joint team comprising of TRT and station members arrested a 49 year old Department of Health employee, employed as a driver, together with a 42 year old man for dealing in dagga.

The duo was arrested on 6 May 2019, at about 02:30, when they were found with compressed dagga weighing 5.9kg, while traveling in a state vehicle belonging to the Department, attached to the Shongwe Hospital.

The suspects have already appeared at the Boschfontein Periodical Court, the following day where David Nkosi aged 49 (department employee) was released on warning whilst his accomplice, 42 year old Foster Zulu was granted a R500 bail.

They are expected to appear on 30 May 2019, at the same court again.

General Zuma said that it is sad that civil servants including the police are involved in the proliferation of dagga, especially within the Tonga Cluster. “There is no space for such criminal elements in the SAPS in particular and the government in general. These arrests should serve as a stern warning to other civil servants currently involved in similar activities that their days are numbered because the net is closing on them”, said the Provincial Commissioner.

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