Security firms now have the added responsibility of policing the police after an incident in Mpumalanga where a security company caught a police captain trafficking dagga using an official vehicle.
“The South African Police Service must prevent and combat crime, ensure that offenders are brought to justice and address the root causes of crime for all South Africans,” said Ian Cameron, Director of Community Safety at Action Society. “Private security companies must protect their clients; it is not their responsibility to do the police’s work. But, sadly, this is the situation in South Africa.”
Action Society believes that all SAPS members should undergo polygraph tests to determine whether they have been involved in criminal activities. Guilty members should be sacked, including the management of the SAPS. This is the only way to clean up the police force and have a functioning body to protect South Africans.
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