IPID to probe 'corrupt' Khayelitsha cops

2012-07-17 11:19
Two robbers have been arrested in Mowbray in Cape Town after a car chase that resulted in the injury of four police officers, police say. (File, Sapa)

Two robbers have been arrested in Mowbray in Cape Town after a car chase that resulted in the injury of four police officers, police say. (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is to probe alleged police corruption in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, the Cape Times reported on Tuesday.

IPID director Francois Beukman heard from residents on Monday 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.

Provincial Premier Helen Zille's spokesperson Zak Mbhele told the newspaper the premier welcomed the development.

- SAPA
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