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JMPDEyewitness News reports that sixty-eight senior Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers who were not given an explanation for the cancellation of a grievance hearing between them and JMPD chief David Tembe, have now resorted to releasing the full details of their allegations.  

Tembe apparently told junior officers in a meeting last month that their commanders were not submitting reports of good performance, but the senior officers claimed that this was Tembe's attempt to incite a revolt after they criticised his decisions, some of which have cost the taxpayer millions.  In a recording received by EWN, Tembe is cheered by officers in a meeting after he told them that under his watch they would get better uniforms and working conditions, and they could apply for promotions even if they skipped ranks.  Senior officers were shocked by this statement as they believed it was a breach of standards.  The senior JMPD officers said they wanted to follow protocol, but the city has let them down.

  • Read the full original of Nthakoana Ngatane’s report on this story at EWN

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