Zuma urges residents to report corrupt cops

2017-03-14 21:05
President Jacob Zuma and other government officials paid a surprise visit to Manguzi Police Station as part of the campaign to intensify the fight against cross border crime in Manguzi. (Supplied)

President Jacob Zuma and other government officials paid a surprise visit to Manguzi Police Station as part of the campaign to intensify the fight against cross border crime in Manguzi. (Supplied)

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Durban - President Jacob Zuma has asked residents of Manguzi in northern KwaZulu-Natal to report police officers who are part of a cross-border syndicate that allegedly hijacks cars and steals livestock. These are then allegedly taken across the border into Mozambique.

Zuma was speaking to hundreds of residents who attended an imbizo at Manguzi Sports Stadium aimed at intensifying government's fight against cross-border crime in the Umkhanyakude, Hlabisa and Jozini municipalities.

Zuma, who paid a surprise visit to the Manguzi police station on Monday, asked residents not to blame all the police officers in their area for the high levels of cross-border crime.

"No one has proof that all the cops are corrupt. We must rather say some of the cops are part of the crime. We can't just assume that all of them are corrupt without verifying the facts first," he said.

He urged residents to anonymously report corrupt officers so that government can take action.

He said government was treating police corruption as a top priority crime.

Before his address, he engaged with residents who live close to the border and went to inspect the border post allegedly used to commit the crimes.

Residents have complained for years about crimes committed in the area allegedly by migrants from neighbouring Mozambique.

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