On Tuesday, JP Smith shared reports of a hijacking incident in Cape Town that was allegedly carried out by a Rondebosch police detective. Today, he confirmed that these allegations are false. Rather, the accused was impersonating a police official.
“The response by SAPS on the matter now indicated that the arrested suspect is currently not a Rondebosch SAPS Detective,” Smith said.
Smith concluded his report by advising that additional criminal chargers be brought against the accused for attempting to defeat the ends of justice as well as for impersonating a police officer.
In response to a Facebook comment Smith added: “It turns out he was hoping that by fooling our officers, he would get away with his crimes [the attempted carjacking]. Our officers did the right thing and still continued processing the arrest.”
This incident follows reports of a recognised incident in which a person in possession of a stolen vehicle who was arrested by the Johannesburg Metro Police was later discovered to be a SAPS member.
Picture: JP Smith / Facebook