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Eastern Cape police boss welcomes sentencing of disgraced cop, Alicia Beeming

Mar 14, 2019
Eastern Cape police boss welcomes sentencing of disgraced cop, Alicia Beeming

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, on Thursday welcomed the sentencing of disgraced police Constable, Alicia Beeming, in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court On Thursday.

She was found guilty of corruption and defeating the ends of justice after it emerged that she had protected her wanted gangster boyfriend.

"Between April 2014 and March 2015, Const Beeming was involved with gang members and was in a relationship with a wanted gang member while she was an investigator at the Gang Investigation Unit in Port Elizabeth," described police spokesperson, Col Sibongile Soci.

"In 2017, she was found guilty of defeating the ends of justice.

"Today, she was sentenced to four years imprisonment."

Const Alicia Beeming to begin sentence on Thursday

The court ordered that she will begin serving her sentence 30 days from Thursday, giving her time to sort out her children.

Lt Gen Ntshinga re-iterated that "obody is above the law and her sentencing is a clear indication that corruption within the South African Police Service will not be tolerated".

"It is very disturbing when some police officials do not abide by the SAPS Code of Conduct and abuse their powers as police officials thereby tarnishing the reputation of their colleagues and the organisation," she added.

"Corrupt police officials must know that like any other criminal, crime does not pay and it is only a matter of time before they are exposed."

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