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sapsThe Mercury reports that at least 40 police officers are likely to face charges in terms of the Gatherings Act, the Road Traffic Act, the SA Police Service Disciplinary Regulations as well as municipal bylaws, following a march through the Durban CBD on Monday.  

A group of about 250 policemen and women marched to the Durban City Hall to hand over a Memorandum of Understanding to the KZN Provincial Commissioner (PC), highlighting a list of grievances by officers at station level.  When no one from the PC's office arrived at the City Hall to take the memo, members then marched to the SAPS headquarters in Bram Fischer Street, demanding to speak to the Acting Provincial Commissioner.  SAPS national spokesperson, Brigadier Vish Naidoo, reported as follows:  "Discussions between the provincial police management went through the night until 2am on Tuesday morning.  However, they were informed that they were transgressing the law and that necessary disciplinary action will be instituted against them."  He went on to indicate:  "Following the discussions, three members have been summarily dismissed, 21 will face disciplinary action at provincial level and 20 will face disciplinary action at their respective units at national level.”

  • Read the full original of Se-Anne Rall’s report in the above regard at The Mercury
  • Read a police press statement on action taken against the SAPS members at SAPS News

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