ANCYL calls for private security to be incorporated into Saps

The youth league says the most threatening private security companies are foreign owned such as G4S.

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JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) says it's seriously concerned about the high number of employees and weapons within the private security industry and has called on government to cancel those contracts while expanding the police service.

The youth league's national executive committee met this week and resolved to call on security guards to be absorbed into the police services instead of working for private companies.

The youth league says the most threatening private security companies are foreign owned such as G4S.

League president Collen Maine says the state should not make use of any private security because it's a threat to the state.

Secretary Njabulo Nzuza says it's problematic to have G4S security guards working at places such as the airport.

He also says the league is concerned that parties such as the Economic Freedom Fighters will attempt private security officers and arms to launch a civil war.