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Dear commissioner of police

06 August 2013, 12:07

With regard to the statements made by Commissioner of Police, Riah Phiyega, firstly that criminals are not welcome in SA and secondly that the media and public  - us critics - are somehow responsible for so many members of the SAPS being killed, I would like to respond as follows:

Dear Commissioner,

Whilst I would agree wholeheartedly that criminals are not welcome in SA, I would like to know who is ensuring that the criminals adhere to this ruling, especially when one reads daily about corruption within the force and crime in general.

In other words who is policing the police and who is responsible for the implementation of such a policy?

Or, is this again just a case of another ANC cadre saying what the ANC believe the public need to hear?

Pray, Commissioner, please tell.

With regard to the second statement, I personally take offence when accused, even if in a roundabout way, of being complicit in the deaths of members of the South African Police Service, as I’m sure any law-abiding citizen does.

That I see virtually every day members of said force not necessarily breaking the law but indeed not enforcing it and not complying with it makes me wonder exactly whose side the force, and the Commissioner herself, are on.

I for one do not park in disabled parking bays, I do not skip red lights and I would never use my company vehicle, if I had one, to go shopping - especially when there are already insufficient vehicles and manpower to serve the best interests of the public.

Perhaps the Commissioner should rethink her strategy and instead of blaming the media and us for her predicament she would do well to question her own position.

She would also do well to note recent stats which suggest that the public have more trust in private security firms, and neighbourhood watches, than they have in the SAPS.

It makes for interesting reading, my dear Commissioner, and perhaps that is where your focus should lie, in rebuilding our respect for your police force, and officers.

We are not the enemy, my dear Commissioner.

We are actually the people who pay your salaries and it would be unwise, extremely unwise, to portray us as the enemy, especially when your members are already being knocked off by CRIMINALS, criminals who in all likelihood do not pay tax, to not obey the law and treat us all with equal contempt.

Think about this too, my dear Commissioner. You were appointed by a politician and yet your duty is to us, the citizens and taxpayers who pay your salary. Whom do you now wish to serve?

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