IPID to probe 'corrupt' Khayelitsha cops

2012-07-17 11:19

Cape Town - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is to probe alleged police corruption in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, the Cape Times reported on Tuesday.

IPID director Francois Beukman heard from residents on Monday that police in the area did not give them information about cases, were corrupt, and accepted bribes from criminals.

This alleged corruption was believed to have provoked a spate of vigilante killings within four months, which left 14 suspected criminals dead.

"We have seen the number of mob justice attacks in the area and that shows us there is a problem here. The number of complaints that we have received from the area is also high," Beukman said.

A deadline for the IPID investigation had not been set.

Provincial Premier Helen Zille's spokesperson Zak Mbhele told the newspaper the premier welcomed the development.

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-07-17 11:31

    They must probe the whole western cape provincial cabinet.... not just Khayelitsha police.

      David Edwards - 2012-07-17 11:45

      Typical sheeple cANCer loving response - stick to the story

      Stirrer - 2012-07-17 11:50

      Poliodonkey, even someone as dof as you must surely know that the police fall under national government, not the province.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-17 13:03

      Why? It would only embarrass the ANC to once again see how people with integrity can govern without Theft, Corruption, ....etc.

  • Leboela Pitch Lediha - 2012-07-17 11:34

    Dear 24 readers. I'm sure 99perc of those who come here are not happy with our current leadership. but yet we jus talk talk, shift blames. For 1 to think about I'll switch my votes to DA, sorry I really can't. Lets look for another solutions, I personally think Technology was made to provide simplicity for communication. How about we create a platform where we could invite people to hear what ideas can we come up with. Also I think a new multiracial political movement could come to assistance. A party that could override race to competence. A Civil movement of SA.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-07-17 11:35

    I say be it these guys here are just a bunch of lousy bastards who do not want to assist people and yes they are connected with most criminals.

  • sheralee.jones - 2012-07-17 12:36

    It starts from the top and filters down....

      Wally Walters - 2012-07-17 13:15

      Following my leaders

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