Busisiwe Linda Dyani (44), a police captain attached to Mfuleni SAPS appeared at Stellenbosch Magistrate’s court on Thursday facing charges of fraud and forgery after she allegedly produced a false firearm licence to a gun-shop dealer.
Dyani produced the fake licence in order to collect a Musgrave Hunting rifle she had already paid for.
The dealer became suspicious when he saw that the license card was issued to a security company, whilst the firearm purchased was a hunting rifle, which was unusual.
According to the dealer the firearm was paid for on 09 April and collected on 6 May,
The gun-shop dealer subsequently informed the police and Dyani was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team.
She appeared in court along with her co-accused Makhenke Sokoyi (33), who reportedly aided Dyani to secure the alleged fraudulent firearm license.
The case against the duo was remanded to the 16th of May for Sokoyi’s formal bail application, whilst Captain Dyani was released on R2000 bail.