Bad cops cause drop in confidence

2012-12-16 14:28

Johannesburg - Corrupt police officers cause dwindling confidence in law enforcement, North West Premier Thandi Modise said on Sunday.

"There should be no place in the police service for those who disgrace the dignified blue uniform, those who terrorise our communities instead of protecting them," she said in a statement.

Modise was responding to the arrest of a police constable in connection with the kidnap and assault of a man in Taung.

The man claimed he was kidnapped from his home in Lokgabeng village, Taung, on Saturday, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi said.

He was asleep when three intruders apparently woke him up, tied his hands, put him into a car and drove off with him.

"The victim alleges that the suspects assaulted him and accused him of having stolen their property. He told police that the suspects pulled his private parts and urinated on him before robbing him of his cellular phone and a cash."

A woman constable, a man and a woman were arrested. They would appear in the Taung Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-12-16 14:42

    Thandi, wake up and face the fact that it your ANC policies and way of doing that causes these problems. The ANC leadership and their outdated ideological ideas must be removed if we ever want to stop crime.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-17 10:09

      What these morons don't understand that if the "head of the snake" can get away with crime, it leaves an impression that it is a free for all now. If the President of the country lead by example, education wise, morally wise, family orientated wise, respect for woman, the economy, it's fellow citizens, all of us, although we can differ politically, etc etc etc etc.then only can we start on building communities with mutual respect. the way now only leads to a downwards spiral, a toddler knows that, so why not our politicians? Better we remove the anc from power and give democracy a chance. We are tired if their dictator tendencies and outdated communistic ways.

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-12-16 16:54

    No bail~ 15 years hard labour ~ teach the mothers?

  • jaco.skalkwyk.3 - 2012-12-17 09:38

    Death Penalty!

  • John - 2012-12-18 07:17

    It just reinforces my perception that 90% of ALL cops, especially METRO are maltrained ignorant arrogant corrupt thugs!

  • danie.dewaal - 2013-02-05 20:45

    I find it amazing that anyone still has confidence in SAPS

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