Police scared to do their jobs

Police scared to do their jobs

MEC of Community Safety in Gauteng Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane says South African Police Service (SAPS) officers are afraid to do their jobs. 

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane
Photo: Samkelo Maseko

Nkosi-Malobane appeared before the Gauteng Provincial Legislature's Portfolio Committee on Community Safety alongside Gauteng Police Commissioner Deliwe de Lange.

The meeting was called following a spike in the killing of young women in the province.

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"Marikana happened. There was never a debriefing for all police, so the police is scared to do their job. Andries Tatane happened. Again there was no debriefing to our officers on how to do their job," says Nkosi-Malobane.

Nkosi-Malobane says populist leaders also have a negative impact on policing. 

"People will jump onto a public platform and say all sorts of things, things that make people happy, even if they are wrong. Populist members must come and we must engage outside this meeting," says Nkosi-Malobane.

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