24 467 Police officers in Gauteng – But only 1 728 are competent to handle a firearm

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24 467 Police officers in Gauteng – But only 1 728 are competent to handle a firearm
24 467 Police officers in Gauteng - But only 1 728 are competent to handle a firearm

The police in Gauteng’s unsatisfactory performance during the recent violence and looting can be attributed to a lack of manpower and equipment. However it is unacceptable that out of a total of 24 467 police officers only 1 728 are competent to handle a firearm.

During the violence and unrest, private security companies had to step in and use their vehicles, helicopters and aeroplanes to protect shopping centres and to keep the looters from invading and ransacking residential areas as well.

On Tuesday 10 August 2021, during a session of the Gauteng provincial Legislature, the FF Plus requested the province’s Premier, David Makhura, to submit an audit report on Community Safety pinpointing the shortcomings in the Department.

Read the original article in Afrikaans by Kobus Hoffman on FF Plus

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