Criminal elements infiltrate police

NOT AMUSED: General Riah Phiyega  has slammed the report as malicious - Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN
NOT AMUSED: General Riah Phiyega has slammed the report as malicious – Picture: FREDLIN ADRIAAN

Investigation finds that syndicates are active within the SAPS ranks

Criminal syndicates have infiltrated police ranks in South Africa, a damning report by two national institutes has claimed, following an indepth investigation.

This was described as one of the “most frightening and important” findings of the probe, which catalogues cases of officers being linked to a string of serious crimes.

Police top brass lashed out at the report only hours after it was released, saying that while there was criminality within the police, it wrongfully implied that all police officers were rapists and murderers.

An independent security studies researcher has, however, agreed with the findings.

The report, released by the SA Institute of Race Relations (IRR) and AfriForum, comes after the organisations embarked on an investigation into the extent of police involvement in criminality.

It focused mainly on officers being implicated in violent crimes such as murder, rape and armed robbery.

The findings of the report were based on 100 incidents of alleged police involvement in perpetrating serious and violent crimes nationally.

– Gareth Wilson

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3 thoughts on “Criminal elements infiltrate police

  • January 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I agree with you Charles. The ANC is doing what ZANU PF has done and continues to do in Zimbabwe i.e destroy everything good about the economy they inherited and condoning corruption in its circles. In SA you are lucky because you still have a sound economy being run by (economic wise) white people. I am not being racist but saying out the truth.

  • January 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Its all gone down the drain since Phiyega was appointed! Now she does not want to acknowledge the truth just like the Boss of Escom says there is no crisis.She has as much qualifications to run South Africa’s Police as the Newspaper vendor who sells the Herald! She famously said ,”You don’t have to be a drunkard to run a bottle store”.How this country has been brought down by the A.N.C.?

  • January 29, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Is that smoke i see? well then there must be a fire somewhere,once upon a time the Police however they were seen were keepers of law and order now anything goes i guess!


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