Shortage of cop vehicles looming

Gareth Wilson

POLICE face a looming shortage of vehicles in Nelson Mandela Bay which could halt the city’s war on crime.

More than 100 broken down police vehicles are already gathering dust around the city because of bureaucratic red tape.

This has been caused by the police’s top brass failing to approve the financing required to repair the vehicles.

Several police sources said about 150 vehicles were standing idle in police pounds and warehouses waiting to be repaired.

The delay has caused some police stations to operate with a skeleton number of vehicles.

The officers, who requested anonymity, also warned the delay could “cripple” police stations ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) next year.

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