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PORT ELIZABETH - Almost a year after being convicted, a disgraced former member of a police task team was back in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Thursday where the case against her was once again postponed. 

Detective Alicia Beeming -- who kept mum on the whereabouts of a wanted notorious gangster, who turned out to be her then secret lover -- was convicted on a charge of defeating the ends of justice after she pleaded guilty in August last year. 

During court proceedings on Thursday the matter was postponed due to the unavailability of her lawyer. 

Sentencing proceedings for Beeming has yet to get underway. After being subjected to an internal discipline hearing, Beeming was sent back to her station of origin, the Motherwell Police Station, where she works within the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit. 

Beeming was found guilty in the internal discipline hearing and had to pay a fine of R2,400. 

She was also given a sanction of dismissal that was suspended for six months on condition that she is not guilty of a similar misconduct. Then earlier this year, Beeming was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. 

The detective landed herself in hot water when she kept mum about her personal relationship with gang member Hans Jordaan all the while she was an active specialist investigator probing gang activity in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas. 

Beeming had access to both covert and overt intelligence, as well as case dockets investigated by the Gang Task Team unit, all privileged information. 

She had information on the whereabouts of Jordaan, but kept silent about it while her unit was searching for him in connection with an attempted murder charge related to a gang shooting in 2014. 

The case was postponed until October 10. 

African News Agency (ANA)