Police have the hardest job in SA

2015-09-17 06:00

THE most difficult job in this country must be one of a dedicated South African Police Services (SAPS) member.

Our men and women in blue risk their lives every day in an effort to maintain safety and security.

The escalation in police killings displays the brazen and callous nature of criminals. Firearm laws in this country need to be redressed, and being in the possession of illegal firearms, should carry a penalty as harsh as that of murder.

Sadly, it’s a case of the good guys finish last with our police service, as they are being pummelled from all sides.

Besides being tasked to obliterate crime, there are a few rotten apples within our SAPS who are hampering the efforts of the majority, but the decay is being discarded swiftly.

The latest criticism of our police comes from political parties who are trying to score political points.

Playing the age-old blame game is an option that achieves nothing, and helps nobody.

Rather, put your banners and berets aside, roll up your sleeves and start contributing in some constructive way that makes a visible difference.

Our collective fight must be against crime, and not a war of words with each other­. Be proactive, not reactive.

RIKESH ISHWARLALL

Raisethorpe

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