Makgophe accused of contempt of court

Lawyers are baying for Makgophe's blood
Lawyers are baying for Makgophe's blood

Police Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe has been accused of undermining the authority of the court by interdicting two police officers from work while they have a case pending before court.

Makgophe is likely facing contempt of court for interdicting two police officers, Moshe Garebamono and Thatayaone Marope from duty on half pay emanating from allegations that they had engaged in sexual relations with police trainees.

Attorneys for the pair, Ofentse Khumomotse and Kabo Motswagole yesterday called for the arrest of Makgophe for unlawfully carrying out the interdict from duty of the police officers despite knowing that there was a case before court. According to court papers, the two attorneys had filed an urgent application before court calling for the interdiction of Makgophe from carrying out his intention to place the police officers on half pay and interdict them from duty as per the December 28, 2018 letter communicated by the commissioner.

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