Police band to cost R51m

2013-11-24 10:20
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Pretoria - Tshwane’s metro police are to set up a full-time ceremonial band and choir that will cost taxpayers R51m a year.

According to the Sunday Independent, officers will be taken off the streets for the unit, which will perform at street parades, police funerals, memorial services, and other functions hosted by the municipality.

The unit will have 83 staff members, which include 33 band members – who are all metro police officers – and 42 choir members. The move has the full support of the Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramakgopa.

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