New watch dog legislation to be introduced

Lusanda Bill
30 September

The SA Institute for Security Studies Johan Burger says the
apparent ineffectiveness of the Independent Complaints Directorate will be adequately addressed by new legislation.

It was revealed yesterday that more than 96-percent of the ICD’s disciplinary recommendations to the police have been ignored.

Burger says the new Independent Police Investigative Directorate should have sharper teeth.

The Deputy Police Minister, Maggie Sotyu, says the protection of civilians and the oversight on police actions will be significantly strengthened by the formation of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.


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