The South African Police has over the last few years being in absolute turmoil. After the suspension, charging and firing of 2 police commissioners, Phiyega was appointed by “#1” to take on the mountain of stabilizing the SAP and directing them onto the right path, which in a nutshell is to police South Africa on behalf of the citizens of the country.
The point of this article is not to discuss the many failures and scandals that have happened since her appointment, to name a few; the head of crime intelligence who ran his own fiefdom (giving the impression that “#1” was not too hassled so long as #1’s ample posterior was being covered), the Marikana massacre (with recently publicized video footage pointing strongly to what can only be viewed as a premeditated attack by SAP on South African citizens.) and the impression that the police is rife with corruption and are a law onto themselves. This is not just letting the people of South Africa down but is selling the many good and professional members of the SAP who joined the police to serve and protect down the proverbial river.
The subject of this article has to do with the latest scandal, the allegation that our Police Commissioner warned the head of Western Cape SAPS that he was being investigated by the HAWKS and SAPS Intelligence. My point that I want to make is not to try and analyze whether the act of putting the head of SAP’s Intelligence on suspension is a tactic being used to spin her way out of this “mud slinging episode” or whether she is actually innocent and the Police Intelligence is gunning for her.
My point is should what SAP’s Intelligence is claiming be true and they were busy tapping the Western Capes Police Commissioners phone lines under the lawful investigation into his connections to illegal narcotics rings in the province. We have a national police commissioner who knowing that her Western Cape counterpart is under investigation by SAP’s Intelligence phoned to warn him on an open telephone line.
NOW THIS IS WHERE WE AS SOUTH AFRICANS WE SHOULD BE ASKING THE BIG QUESTION.
Given the crime in this country, do we as South African’s really want a Police Commissioner who would be so “decisionally challenged” as to use an open (and likely monitored) telephone line to nefariously warn a colleague that he is being investigated by the very organization that she is herself is the head of and that she is ultimately responsible for.
This points to a level of incompetence that could be considered in any which way and in so many ways, mind boggling.
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