28 May 2015
Western Cape MEC of Community
Safety Dan Plato has raised concern regarding figures which reveal that 7 000
termination within the South African Police Service happened in 2014/2015.
MEC Dan Plato said National
Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega needs to assure the people of the province
that policing in the province remains a priority, and she needs to show us how
she intends to rectify the crippling under resource of the province.
Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald
Botha said MEC Plato has requested Phiyega to provide his office with a report
on how many officers have left the service annually over the past four years,
what is being done to prevent further losses and how recruitment has been
prioritised especially for this province.
Botha added that MEC Plato has
welcomed the recruitment drive that General Phiyega has launched to help
address the outflow of 7 000 officers, the National Commissioner has to
adequately empower the Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thembisile
Patekile, with sufficient resources and prioritise recruitment for the Western
Cape. As the Western Cape SAPS is severely under resourced and cannot afford to
lose any more officers.
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