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Crackdown on Khayelitsha cops

2012-11-11 12:22

Cape Town - A large number of police officers at three police stations in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, are being disciplined for misconduct, according to a police report.

At the Khayelitsha police station 138 officers were disciplined between January and June this year, compared to 291 disciplined during the whole of 2011, City Press reported on Sunday.

In 2011 a total of 205 officers were disciplined at the Harare police station, which had a staff complement of 195, indicating some of the officers were repeat offenders.

Seventy-six officers at the Harare police station, and 107 at Lingelethu West, were disciplined during the first six months of 2012.

The figures are contained in a report drawn up by a police task team appointed by national police commissioner Riah Phiyega. The report is part of Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer's affidavit in a matter due to come before the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is challenging Western Cape premier Helen Zille's establishment of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry, to investigate the state of policing in the area.

Zille did so after NGOs working in Khayelitsha complained that residents no longer trusted the police to keep them safe.

According to the report there had been a dramatic increase in domestic violence complaints against officers at the Khayelitsha police station. A total of 16 were recorded in the first six months of this year, compared to zero during the whole of 2011.

Other findings in the report are that a "large number" of suspects are detained and released without being charged at the Khayelitsha, Harare and Lingelethu West police stations. The police in the area had "questionable" response times, due to poor record-keeping of complaints received.

A total of 78 mob justice murders were recorded at the three police stations between April 2011 and June this year.

Comments
  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-11-11 12:30

    Viva Mob Justice Viva. Waiting for the ANC Conference

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-11-11 13:08

      Another National Crisis?

  • Pacific.Barbarian - 2012-11-11 12:32

    How the standards have dropped..........

      godfrey.welman - 2012-11-11 12:37

      ....All in an effort to regain WC...ANCYL allowed to run riot.

  • nicky.saaiman.1 - 2012-11-11 12:33

    Disciplined....what does that mean?????

      stewart.laidlaw.5 - 2012-11-11 12:39

      Get transferred to other police stations to carry on with their bull shyte.

      alex.liebenberg.5 - 2012-11-11 12:54

      Kiss on the butt

      John - 2012-11-11 14:08

      Transfer the problem to some other unsuspecting group of PRIVATE freemen of the land of their birth, to continue inflicting their aberations upon US!

  • sachasea - 2012-11-11 12:35

    "At the Khayelitsha police station 138 officers were disciplined between January and June this year, compared to 291 disciplined during the whole of 2011" And some people wonder why there is so little trust in the police by the public!!!

  • rontheogre - 2012-11-11 12:39

    If these statistics originated in my company I would encourage any investigation as to the cause of it, and then fire myself for not keeping a hand on things, but the way the government of the day works Nathi Mthethwa is in line for a salary increase. No wonder he wants the commission of enquiry stopped.

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-11-11 12:53

    There seems to be little understanding between Commissioner Phiyega and Minister Mthethwa, with the major suspicion on the latter.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-11 13:03

    Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is challenging Western Cape premier Helen Zille's establishment of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry, to investigate the state of policing in the area.....well here's your answer Minister,but you knew that all along only because it came from the DA did you prefer to ignore it!!! the DA asked for a solution to the problem ages ago, but according to you there was no problem!!! The DA just helped point this out to you again and now action is taken well u guess better late than never!!!

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-11-11 13:03

    Mob justice scars the innocent youth . This is a loud cry for the death penalty to be reinstated.

  • hitting.thefan - 2012-11-11 13:06

    My father was a coloured police officer and he is disgusted with the standards and calibur of SAPS officers today. They look more like thugs then officers of the law and then still they come across as uneducated !

      Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-11-11 15:07

      So,he's no longer coloured?Why do u have to put 'colour' in your argument?Maybe you were born stupid.

  • Riaan Venter - 2012-11-11 13:10

    Repeat offenders!!!wow whats new?!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-11 13:23

    Someone is going to shout Racism and Apartheid will follow closely. We are still waiting for the detective to come and talk to us two weeks after a burglary. Believe me I will be doing some disciplining all on my own when, if ever, he arrives.

  • John - 2012-11-11 13:57

    Crackdown on useless station commissioners who cannot control their incompetent thugs countrywide!

  • mjwild - 2012-11-11 14:23

    Just see a report that the head of the SAP was and still is involved in a IT company that has received work from the government the wrong way, so there is no trust in any work she does.

  • John - 2012-11-11 14:23

    Every thick thug from Ntethwa to constable should know the CONSTITUTION verbatim and be able to define esch word therein! WE may then have a faint chance of getting a PEACE OFFICER SERVICE, instead of a THUG FORCE of incompetent bullies!

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-11 16:11

      They know all 3 words they are taught!!! uguh uguh uuuuguh

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-11 16:10

    THIS ( http://bit.ly/RuqIfs ) is what the ANC has in mind for the western cape! and it is being driven at a distinctly faster rate now jz has his henchmen in place to prevent any check or balance of authority - or is it being stopped in it's tracks. Imagine Seapoint like 'Westpoint'!!!!!!!!!

  • thaven.naidoo.3 - 2012-11-11 16:42

    Give me the responsibility of fixing all da wrongs. I'm lookin for a job. You will need someone from da public to display the negative impact upon da public.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-11-23 10:51

      We have enough problems without employing someone who can't spell "the".

  • julio.sanfona - 2012-11-11 17:16

    Eish, these stats are too confusing. Why don't they rather publish the number of cops who weren't disciplined

  • lhfick - 2013-01-14 03:48

    Now you see the effects of BEE and affirmative action within the SAPS and some of you don`t spell so well either!

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