Samora Machel SAPS officers allegedly charges public to be escorted
The Western Cape’s Police Oversight and Community Safety MEC, Reagen Allen, has expressed concern about the behaviour of police in Samora Machel.
This follows allegations that the police in the area are charging the public when they need to be escorted.
A note that was allegedly posted at the Samora Machel Police Station has been shared widely on social media.
The post states that people who need police escorts must pay R75.
Allen says he has spoken with provincial police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Thembisile Patekile about the allegations.
‘’This notice concerns me deeply as under no circumstances are SAPS allowed to request a fee in order to deliver a service to the public. SAPS has a clear constitutional mandate, which is to prevent, combat and investigate crime, maintain public order, protect and secure inhabitants of south Africa and their property.
‘’As I await feedback from the SAPS, I want to categorically state that should it be found that this practice is true, I expect the PC [police Commissioner] to act swiftly against SAPS members that made themselves guilty of this,’’ he added.
Done By: Mitchum George