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privatesecurityauthorityANA reports that the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) on Thursday condemned the recent string of an “unbridled killing spree of security guards in different parts of South Africa”.  

PSiRA chief executive Manabela Chauke said his organisation was giving full support to the police, hoping that the killers who targeted security guards, would be arrested soon.  “An attack on security officers is tantamount to an onslaught against the state.  PSiRA will therefore lend its support to the police to ensure that the perpetrators of these barbaric acts are apprehended as swiftly as possible as it would be somewhat, a welcome relief to the deceased’s families and the industry at large,” said Chauke.  PSiRA said the first incident in the recent string of attacks on security guards was “the cold-blooded killing of security officers reportedly near Maponya Mall in Soweto” last week.  Another callous shooting happened around Bushbuck Road in Ntshongweni, KwaZulu-Natal where two security officers, both in their twenties, were shot at and sustained critical injuries.


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