Police guarding contracts end - report

2012-07-18 12:42

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Johannesburg - Security companies in KwaZulu-Natal are counting their losses after the SA Police Service terminated contracts worth millions to guard stations across the province, the Daily News website reported on Wednesday.

Trained officers and reservists would now do guarding, instead of private security guards, at all police premises.

Among the companies affected are Royal Security, owned by Durban businessman Roy Moodley, the Pietermaritzburg-based Khuselani Security, and Protea Coin Security.

Moodley told the Daily News his company had been contracted to guard 12 stations in the province.

“As a result of our contract being terminated, we have had to retrench staff and many were breadwinners.”

He criticised the move, saying using police officers for guarding was a waste of manpower.

Police spokesperson Major General Nonkululeko Mbatha said this was a national move and that service delivery would not be compromised.
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