‘War of Generals’ in SAPS will hinder crime fighting, says parly’s committee on police

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The committee on policing has spoken against the infighting at SAPS.
The committee on policing has spoken against the infighting at SAPS.
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In what has been dubbed the "War of Generals", lawmakers say the South African Police Service (SAPS) is bedevilled by several leadership issues directly affecting its ability to manage crime effectively.

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police says court challenges, leadership battles, and the purging of top generals have added to the loss of trust in the SAPS.

In its report on the SAPS budget for the 2021-22 financial year, some of the critical issues related to the leadership and management, "... facing legal challenges and battles affecting the senior managers", are spelled out.

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