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daEWN reports that Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is deeply disturbed by the police ministry’s revelation that 57 SA Police Service (SAPS) members working in the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Unit have criminal records.  

Their crimes apparently include culpable homicide, common assault, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, and one instance of pointing a firearm.  Other crimes include driving under the influence, reckless or negligent driving, fraud, loss of firearms and defeating the ends of justice and theft.  The party says these officers are not the kind of people who should be working with children or the victims of domestic and sexual violence and that it will hold Minister Fikile Mbalula to account “to root out these officers and to replace them with untainted individuals who will diligently bring justice to the victims and survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.”

Read this report by Koketšo Motau in full at EWN

  • Read the DA’s press statement in this regard at DA Newsroom

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