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ifpThe Citizen reports that following the shooting of a police sergeant attached to the Durban Harbour and the subsequent theft of his firearm, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has called for tougher sentences on perpetrators who attack police officers.  

Calling the attack “sickening” and “utterly appalling”, the IFP’s provincial spokesperson on community safety Blessed Gwala said:  “The IFP says criminals who attack the police should be jailed with ‘no ifs or buts’.  If you attack a police officer, you need to know you will go to prison; no ifs, no buts.  I’m sure the public [feels] exactly the same.  How have we come to a point as a society to the fact where we almost accept this every day?”  He went on to add:  “Attacks on police officers are increasing because criminals are no longer scared of the police.  The attack is a symptom of people having less fear of the law.”  In addition to the call for harsher sentences for criminals who attack officers, the party called for the fight against the proliferation of illegal arms to be heightened in an effort to “remove the tools of crime from these criminals”.

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