Deputy Police Minister Cassel Mathale admits there are police officers who have relationships with criminal syndicates and gangs.
On Tuesday, Mathale told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) the police had a major problem with officers working with criminals.
"Some have been arrested and sentenced as we speak. We have zero tolerance towards members (officers) who work with criminals. There was an issue raised about police officers having associations with gangsters. It's true. There are some who have relationships with gangsters.