SAPS buildings hijacked, illegal occupation, Durban police station

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SAPS buildings hijacked, illegal occupation, Durban police station
SAPS buildings hijacked, illegal occupation, Durban police station

The illegal occupation or hijacking of buildings has become very common in South Africa. This disturbing trend has resulted in too many buildings being occupied without basic necessities such as water, lights or proper sanitation.

Over and above that these hijacked buildings become a hub for criminal activity. The South African Police Service assisted by other relevant role players are charged with the responsibility of making sure that these buildings which have become a haven for criminals are dealt with effectively and that the perpetrators are brought to book.

“Before we as the South African Police Service can clean up illegally occupied buildings in our communities we must first start with our very own buildings. It has become apparent over some time that residences which were built to house our police officials have been illegally accommodating people who do not work for the South African Police Service. This has resulted in these buildings being in a state of dilapidation and not fit for human habitation. The fact that people are on our police premises illegally also poses a risk to the police officers that work from these places,” said Acting Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mkhwanazi.

It is on that note that the Acting Provincial Commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi decided that a clean up operation should be undertaken in our very own police living quarters at the Durban Central Police Station.

In the early hours morning on Friday, 15 June 2018 members from various units which included the Public Order Police, K9 Unit, Special Task Force and Tactical Response Team, conducted an operation in both the male and female single quarters as well as the married quarters. During the operation a large number of people were found in these living quarters when they should not be there.

In total 115 people were arrested, some of whom included police officers that should not be in those buildings. All the arrested suspects were charged for trespassing and given a R300-00 fine.

A further two dockets of corruption were opened after police established that some people were renting out rooms in these buildings to other occupants.

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