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Police guarding contracts end - report

2012-07-18 12:42

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.

Comments
  • paul.maarman - 2012-07-18 12:54

    ...uhm....why would a police station need private security...?

      tom.vorster - 2012-07-18 13:00

      To stop the officers from selling the weapons and evidence

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-07-18 13:03

      Now we have less policemen catching criminals.

      pieter.mynhardt.9 - 2012-07-18 13:03

      paul - the saps does not only consist of police stations, their is a multitude of other facilities eg training colleges , detectives, garages, admin offices etc. Without a competent security system in place it is a free for all , including the employees inside these buildings maybe , that now have carte blance to remove assets etc out of these premises.

      rejeanne.nel.33 - 2012-07-18 13:11

      SA Police big-chief-in-charge, "Sipho" will now appoint his brother "Phinneas" this contract at double the original contract amount but they will only supply half the personnel. And when asked "What makes Phinneas qualified to manage this contract" he will simply answer "One does not need to be drunkard to own a bottle store" just ask the new police chief that was her answer when when queried about her lack of experience....

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 13:41

      Did private security " guard " police stations pre 94 ? Think not !

      John - 2012-07-22 01:08

      Because useless brooms and mops are incapable of looking after themselves or the property they occupy! They are the MASTERS of the people not the SERVANTS. Why the hell should they work? SERVANTS work! MASTERS do not WORK! These are government POLICY ENFORCERS not PEACE OFFICERS. Peace officers work for the PEOPLE!

      John - 2012-07-22 01:08

      Because useless brooms and mops are incapable of looking after themselves or the property they occupy! They are the MASTERS of the people not the SERVANTS. Why the hell should they work? SERVANTS work! MASTERS do not WORK! These are government POLICY ENFORCERS not PEACE OFFICERS. Peace officers work for the PEOPLE!

      John - 2012-07-22 01:08

      Because useless brooms and mops are incapable of looking after themselves or the property they occupy! They are the MASTERS of the people not the SERVANTS. Why the hell should they work? SERVANTS work! MASTERS do not WORK! These are government POLICY ENFORCERS not PEACE OFFICERS. Peace officers work for the PEOPLE!

  • kathleen.whiteley.7 - 2012-07-18 13:24

    How many jobs did Zuma say he was creating? All I read about are retrenchments from departments involving the government, e.g. Pilgrims Rest and SAPS.

      tony.kirby1 - 2012-07-18 13:33

      Stephen I am not sure of the exact amount of jobs, but believe it is minus 100,000 :)

  • Kala - 2012-07-18 13:36

    About time!!! The contracts are worth millions! Millions that can be spent training more policeman. We must be one of the few countries in the world where the police can't be asked to look after their own property. That surely does not instill any confidence the public may have for the police force.

  • Roy - 2012-07-18 14:15

    Roy Moodley is the same guy that is IN with Zuma, what is he mourning about, he made millions from the ANC and he will still find another route to win another contract.

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-07-18 14:41

    For me this KZN Government is throwing us down.Luk now how many families going to suffer.We are not all educated even those who finish degee others are doing Sec to uplift.But what did we excpect frm kzn zuma staff. I wish UTATA can tell this zuma now is enough he must step down.And He must be carefuful when zuma visit again musn't hug his kids cause he is dangerous

      John - 2012-07-22 00:59

      All these guards must apply to become police constables because they have a hell of a lot of experience hanging around police stations. Just get police training and you will be streets ahead of the useless brooms and mops that currently occupy that position. As long as you actually want to SERVE and HELP your fellow MAN and WOMAN!

      John - 2012-07-22 00:59

      All these guards must apply to become police constables because they have a hell of a lot of experience hanging around police stations. Just get police training and you will be streets ahead of the useless brooms and mops that currently occupy that position. As long as you actually want to SERVE and HELP your fellow MAN and WOMAN!

  • John - 2012-07-22 00:50

    Oh wow. It is about time that the useless SAPS started earning what we pay them for. How about foot patrols. Bicycle patrols. Motor cycle patrols. Vehicle patrols. It might give them a sense of worth. Unfortunately they would have to learn the constitution, the criminal procedures act, and SAPS act to qualify. So the whole gang from national commission to constable trainee would have to go through the police training college. Oh damn it. Where are they going to get intelligent knowledgeable instructors?

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