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November 28 2017

Zuma's former bodyguard appointed as criminal intelligence boss despite fake credentials

A former bodyguard of President Jacob Zuma, who was accused of submitting a fake matric certificate to the South African Police Service (SAPS), has been appointed as the acting head of crime intelligence.
In a statement, Police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said King Bhoyi Ngcobo brings to the position a “wealth of policing experience”. Ngcobo was previously Head of VIP Protection Services, and was one of President Jacob Zuma's most trusted bodyguards for more than 20 years.
In February, City Press reported that Ngcobo was promoted to Head of VIP Protection Services, despite not having the required NQF Level 6. In addition to his protection services role, Ngcobo is a former crime intelligence officer.