Senior Superintendent Eugene Msomi said kwaito star Mkhonzeni "Professor" Langa's decision to attend the music awards ceremony, held in Durban over the weekend, wearing the uniform was "definitely" being investigated.
The Mercury newspaper reported that the matter had been referred to the eThekweni Metro Police's professional standards inspectorate.
The SAPS Act of 1995 states that it is an offence for anyone who is not a police officer to wear a police uniform. Permission needs to be obtained.
Unauthorised use of metro police uniforms is regulated by the act as well.
Msomi told the Mercury that he doubted that Langa had obtained permission.
If convicted, Langa could face a hefty fine or six months in jail.
Impersonating a police officer carries a jail term of up to two years.
According to the Mercury, eThekweni mayor James Nxumalo was among those who witnessed the star receiving his two awards in the uniform.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Carly Rae Jepsen has admitted she felt as though her Call Me Maybe success was ''separate'' from her and she was always ''running to catch up with it''. Read More »
Lady Gaga's icon status is being reaffirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read More »
Blues meets Rock!
Check out the gallery to find out who they are!
South AfricaHomeMarkR6 000 - R7 000 Per Month
South AfricaHomeMarkR4 000 - R4 500 Per Month
South AfricaUp to R15 000 Per Month
TownhousesR 2 000 000
HousesR 1 500 000
HousesR 1 950 000