It's time to fix the trust deficit between police and the country, says journalist

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Members of the South African Police Services clear roads of debris after a protest at Wits University.
Members of the South African Police Services clear roads of debris after a protest at Wits University.
Papi Morake

Ongoing student protests and the death of Mthokozisi Ntumba, allegedly by police, have again highlighted the use of force to maintain public order.

Investigative journalist Daneel Knoetze specialises in keeping a close eye on the police service. He believes now is the time for the police to fix the trust deficit between itself and the country. 

Knoetze is the founder of Viewfinder, an accountability journalism project, which looks at criminality within the police and its use of force, among other things. 

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