Special unit to tackle KZN violent crime

2011-12-30 20:04

Johannesburg - KwaZulu-Natal police on Friday unveiled a specialised tracking team to find and arrest perpetrators of serious and violent crimes.

Colonel Jay Naicker said the team consisted of 17 SAPS members from KwaZulu-Natal, who had undergone training in surveillance, crime detection and tactical response.

They were to be outfitted with the best equipment available to carry out their mandate.

Naicker said the team was responsible for finding suspects involved in serious crimes such as murder, rape and aggravated robberies, including bank robberies and cash-in-transit heists.

The team answers to Major General Mjabuliswa Ngcobo, head of detectives in KwaZulu-Natal.

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-30 20:19

    I will believe it when I see it. First order of call is a chap who has a large house in Morninside, top of the hill, he is involved in all sorts of things...

  • Anthony - 2011-12-30 20:26

    outfitted with the best equipment. great, but how are you going to sort out there brains?.........

  • Robert - 2011-12-30 20:31

    17 members - how many live in KZN. I thought all SAPS members should be well equiped and do this crucial job. WELDONE for what? 17 F!@#!#$ing members anbd we should praise you for the rest is so corrupt. This is frightning. I am embarrest. 1.2 million finger prints per year and you can only process Eproximately 400 000 country wide, not to speak about DNA labs. 17 super powered beings that can fly like spiderman or batman - F@#$@#$ing hell Green Lantern to crime scenes, Wake up General.

      Robert - 2011-12-30 20:58

      sorry col - More stupid. Generals has an IQ of +25 on a hot day in summer. Col's has less.

  • AyGeewils - 2011-12-30 21:15

    Have we heard this somewhere before ... ?? Funny how the crime just keeps getting worse ... they may need something a little more decisive than words.

  • eugene.joubert - 2011-12-30 21:52

    Kinda ironic that a specialised unit is brought to life to focus (I assume) on 'serious and violent crimes' Did we not have specialised units for particular types of crimes a long time ago and where these not disbanded like all other functioning units that were doing a sterling job (if one can believe the general consensus) Is it just me.....

      Sharkshoot - 2011-12-31 14:53

      Spot on. In the 80's and 90's the SAP in KZN had to establish a unit just to investigate serious violent crimes around Durban and the Midlands where ANC and IFP clans were engaged in heavy fighting. Ironic that decades later we'd be faced with the problem all over again. Clearly it makes no difference which party is in control..

  • Johan Britz - 2011-12-30 22:08

    How to stop violent crime? Hmmmm, arrest everyone looking dodgy in the surrounding townships. And the "best equipment" they'll be using will either be broken or sold to criminals.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-31 06:44

    More bribe collecting specialists .

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