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Saps Museum reopened in Muizenberg today

Displays of notorious criminal cases and an old charge office are some of the attractions.

The Saps Museum in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The newly revamped South African Police Service (Saps) Museum was reopened by Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko in Muizenberg today.

Nhleko was joined by his deputy, Maggie Sotyu, and acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

The Muizenberg Police Museum was first opened in 1990 but had to be closed down a few years ago due to structural damage.

It's now been revamped and reopened to the public.

The museum is located where the old Muizenberg Police Station and a section of a court building was situated.

Displays of notorious criminal cases and an old charge office are some of the attractions.

A dark staircase leads you down to cramped holding cells.

Sotyu says she hopes the museum will help to promote learning in the community.

Meanwhile, Nhleko says the newly reopened museum is a perfect reflection of the transformation Saps has undergone.

Nhleko says the museum is a reflection of the transformation of the service since the end of apartheid years.

The museum is the only one of its kind in the Western Cape and entry is free.

Nhleko and the rest of his contingency will spend the remainder of the day in Lavender Hill at a community outreach programme.

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