Rabie criminal probe ready to be handed over

GENERAL DAWIE RABIE. Picture: Supplied
GENERAL DAWIE RABIE. Picture: Supplied

The criminal case against suspended top cop Major-General Dawie Rabie has been finalised and recommendations by the police watchdog on what action should be taken against him made.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesman Robbie Raburabu confirmed the investigation was complete and that paperwork was being finalised.

“We are busy with the recommendations to both the Director of Public Prosecutions and SAPS management for their consideration,” he said.

Raburabu said that recommendations to both offices would be submitted by Friday at the earliest.

The Director of Public Prosecutions can make a decision on whether to prosecute Rabie while the police management can make a decision on what internal action could be taken.

The probe stems from an incident in July when Rabie allegedly changed the locks on the doors of his home and locked his family out in freezing weather.

The late-night drama forced police and security officials to kick open the front door to allow his wife, daughter and two grandchildren back in.

There are also allegations of interference and misconduct in the criminal probe.

The criminal investigation into allegations of domestic violence was handed over to Ipid while the internal probe of misconduct was spearheaded by a senior officer from the national office.

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