IPID to probe Khayelitsha cops

2012-07-17 08:34

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is to probe alleged police corruption in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

According to the Cape Times, IPID director Francois Beukman heard from residents yesterday that police in the area did not give them information about cases, were corrupt, and accepted bribes from criminals.

This alleged corruption was believed to have provoked a spate of vigilante killings within four months, which left 14 suspected criminals dead.

“We have seen the number of mob justice attacks in the area and that shows us there is a problem here. The number of complaints that we have received from the area is also high,” Beukman said.

A deadline for the IPID investigation had not been set.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s spokesperson Zak Mbhele told the newspaper the premier welcomed the development.

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