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Two police officers suspended for stealing dagga exhibits, paid R1.8million for doing nothing.

Friday, 15th April, 2022

NHLANGANO: Two police officers stationed at Nhlangano Police Station have been paid a whooping over R1.8 million for doing nothing. 

Constables Mongi Mazibuko and Muzi Mabuza were arrested for allegedly stealing dagga from the exhibit room in December 2012, they were later suspended by the then Police Commissioner Isaac Magagula on full pay. 

For the past ten(10)years, the officers were enjoying taxpayers’ money earning around Nine Thousand Rands per month ( R 9000.00) whilst sitting at home doing nothing as their criminal trial is still dragging at the High Court of Swaziland.

Phindile Vilakati, the Police Spokesperson had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

It has been disclosed that because of the ongoing political instability, the two officers have been recalled back to work after spending ten  (10) years idling at home benefiting over R 1.8 million of taxpayers funds in the process.

“They started work here last week Monday. They have been staying at the police camp while being suspended for the past 10 years”, said a senior police officer at Nhlangano Police Station.

Reached for comments, Dr Siphetfo Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Swaziland Liberation Movement (SWALIMO) said the current regime was panicking.

Since most Swazis are now enlightened and intensifying the calls for democratic reforms, the current regime is now panicking and doing unreasonable things to protect itself. The police shouldn't be deceived that the regime cares in such instances, they should be very careful about this deceptive Government which Swazis are openly calling for its removal", said the SWALIMO Secretary General.

Two police officers suspended for stealing dagga exhibits, paid R1.8million for doing nothing.
Police Headquarters.