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sapsThe Citizen reports that the national police commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, and police minister, Bheki Cele, talked tough on crime on Monday, while admitting that they also faced some serious questions within their own ranks.  

Sitole said their main focus in fighting serious crimes, such as cash-in-transit robberies, hijackings, house robberies and taxi and gang violence, was to disarm the criminals and respond to scenes in record time.  But he added that no police officer was above the law and all officers who were guilty of any crime would be flushed out of the service.  No fewer than 10 police generals have been accused of corruption amounting to billions, and at least 27 crime intelligence members are also facing charges.  The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is apparently making headway in its investigations, while SAPS has also initiating its own investigations and suspended two lieutenant-generals in recent weeks.  Sitole stated that the days of police officials sitting behind desks had come to an end, as they would now be deployed to identify crime hot spots countrywide.

  • Read this report by Virginia Keppler in full at The Citizen


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