Cops nab perp for the fourth time in two years
The criminal justice system is being questioned after the offender was allowed to re-offend.
CAPE TOWN - The criminal justice system is being questioned yet again after it emerged that officers have arrested the same man for the fourth time in just two years.
Law enforcement officers made over 70 arrests over the weekend.
One of the people apprehended is a known drug dealer who has been repeatedly arrested.
This time the suspect was caught in Scottsdene in possession of tik worth over R10,000.
The City of Cape Town's JP Smith says the province's two percent conviction rate highlights the massive problem.
"Everybody obsesses about the number of cops on the street but you can double the number of cops on the street and if you still catching the same guy four times and he is still on the street then it is of no consequence. You are not actually taking your criminals out of the equation. You allowing them to continue to offend and re-offend."