Police investigate Compol
October 5, 2015 5:15 am
A complaint has been lodged against Police Commissioner Major General Ben Groenewald.
The complainant, a former police officer alleges Groenewald had obstructed a police investigation involving a foreign diplomat.
Chief of Intelligence and Investigation, ACP Henry Brown has confirmed that the investigation file with regards to a report made against the Commissioner of Police is in his office.
Brown says the investigators are continuing with their work and more details will be released by his office at a later date.
The matter relates to a 59 year old diplomat at the South African High Commission who was involved in an accident on Friday night.
The diplomat was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and the vehicle he was driving hit another vehicle killing its driver.
Groenewald issued a statement on Saturday saying the diplomat is entitled to diplomatic immunity under the terms of the Vienna Convention 1961.
Article 29 of the Eight Schedule states that a person, of a diplomatic agent shall be inviolable and not be liable to any form of arrest or detention.
Groenewald said the diplomat was at no stage arrested and locked in police cells.
He says the investigation will continue and his immunity from the jurisdiction will be dealt with in terms of the Articles of the Vienna Convention.