Hold the SAPS to account

We are inundated with complaints about the South African Police Service (SAPS) and poor service delivery, criminality and corruption.

IPID claims it does not have sufficient resources to probe cases. Even if they do, they seem incapable of doing their jobs.
The Police’s Civil Secretariat appears to have the same problem.
Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, launched the #MyPoliceStation social media campaign this week.
We have to hold the police to account. When they fail us, we must ensure there are consequences.
While we name and shame uselessness, we must ensure that those in power hold the men and women in blue to account. We want to see it! We want accountability. 
The SAPS has pockets of excellence and we must support the good cops. Many are hardworking, honest and efficient. They must continue to serve us with pride.
Mbalula must get rid of the rotten apples and he is right when he says there are too many Generals. One wonders what they all do. There must be a clean-up and it must happen now. 
Take the police’s Communication Department. They have scores of personnel and they can’t even communicate effectively.  
*Yusuf Abramjee is an anti-crime activist and Namola’s Chief Ambassador 

Twitter: @abramjee

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